Originally Posted by TheOrangeChannel
Thanks Jim...as mentioned I'm passively looking for a middle of the road 7 and there's a new Schecter model w/ Blackouts loaded stock...again this might be a sight unseen deal so any insight on those particular pups is much appreciated. I'm not looking for aftermarket pickups, moreso just a middle of the road seven at this point that I'm not going to drop a ton of coin on...
ton of coin..??
lets see, for all out balls, in my opinion for the most tone you could ever get on a 7 string is the x2n-7 about 80 bux for bridge and for neck id say any dimarzio could compliment it but id give a vote for a duncan distotion and the neck would be 80 too
a blackout set wich isnt directly sold at music centers, is (6 string) 170 and a 7 stroing im sure is more
but lets coin in on the term mid level....or shall we also coin in the fact that active isnt really hotter than passive.....
so you want to get a "active" setup, to give you the most that you could get from a 7 string
when in fact that a active pickup is just a lower output pup that goes through a internal circuit and uses a 9 volt to boost up a ver low gain pup, therefore inherently adding the charachteristic of that internal circuit.... that is added
so you want active..?? how come you dont just buy a setup that has a matched charachteristics that you love, i.e. evo, breed, d distortion, x2n etc... and just plug ur guitar up to a small behringer ubs02 and use one channel...im sure you know a small mixer to have control over the gain, trim, freq responce on the highs and lows...etc...would a much better approach to using ACTIVE pup setups where u are limited tp how ur pups work wich may i add, i have nothing good to say for active pups....in general..but i do like some boutique models
my gig is always on a passive setup...if i want active tone i pay 30 bux more and plug it into a small mixer where i can actually dial in the gain, trim and freq. i want that pup giving me.....hey i can make my x2n sound like a burstbucker with those little mixers, and the sound quality coming out of those little mixers are better than the internal circuit of the active pups
im waiting a stoning from a emg lover here...im prepared