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01-22-2005 08:25 PM
Two hands31
Re: Blaze-ing

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Originally Posted by Dylan7620
im diggin that new blaze demo two hands.... is that gonna be in a song for ur band or is that just stuff u keep to yourself
Not sure yet, band hasn't heard it yet, but we are getting down to tuning to A now, so who knows Even our drummer, who's not a metalhead like the rest of us, is liking the sound of the 7-string down in A
01-22-2005 05:36 PM
the.godfather
Re: Blaze-ing

Thats awesome, lovely tone you get there - can tell that the Blaze makes a difference from a standard pickup. Nice riffage too I might add, which is always a good thing!
01-22-2005 05:30 PM
Dylan7620
Re: Blaze-ing

im diggin that new blaze demo two hands.... is that gonna be in a song for ur band or is that just stuff u keep to yourself
01-21-2005 10:29 PM
Two hands31
Re: Blaze-ing

Here's another sample of the Schecter with the new Blaze pickup, this time with bass (my Fender Jazz Bass V 5-string, running through my Line6 Flextone II for a change, sounds interesting actually) and drums (midi-programmed, ns_kit7lite).

http://mia.fanshawec.ca/~vanduynhoven/blazedemo.mp3
01-15-2005 02:57 AM
Two hands31
Re: Blaze-ing

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Originally Posted by Drew
listening really quietly at work, but sounds pretty damned heavy, man.

I'd want to hear it on better speakers, but I think roll back the gain a touch, double track it, and get some bass and drums in there, and this could be an absolutely devastating sounding guitar tone... (then again, i go for fairly clean rhythm tracks, as far as "heavy" guitar is, so this is largely personal preference, I'd guess...)

The Blaze is really a pretty sweet bridge pickup, isn't it?

-D
Yeah, the blaze is amazing

And yeah, I usually use less gain too, especially when playing at louder volumes. And this is already double-tracked (Rectified2 hard left, Line6 Insane hard right). This was just something I threw together quick so the rest of my band had something to practise/write to.
01-14-2005 05:29 PM
Drew
Re: Blaze-ing

listening really quietly at work, but sounds pretty damned heavy, man.

I'd want to hear it on better speakers, but I think roll back the gain a touch, double track it, and get some bass and drums in there, and this could be an absolutely devastating sounding guitar tone... (then again, i go for fairly clean rhythm tracks, as far as "heavy" guitar is, so this is largely personal preference, I'd guess...)

The Blaze is really a pretty sweet bridge pickup, isn't it?

-D
01-14-2005 04:51 PM
Two hands31
Re: Blaze-ing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew
Good tech- keep this one.

-D
I plan on it

Here's the first thing I've recorded with the Blaze. I'm not uber-happy with the tone on it as it was done quickly and roughly, but you get the idea.

http://mia.fanshawec.ca/~vanduynhoven/naive.mp3
01-14-2005 10:15 AM
Drew
Re: Blaze-ing

Good tech- keep this one.

-D
01-14-2005 12:03 AM
Two hands31
Re: Blaze-ing

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Dark Wolf
Congrats to you, Two Hands. I hope you enjoy it!

And remember, if ya get thems crackly electronics again, all yas needs is some CONTACT CLEANER. Works wonders, m'man.
Yeah, I know. Thing was, there was no crackling that I noticed yet, and the guy cleaned 'em for free while replacing the pickup
01-13-2005 05:48 PM
The Dark Wolf
Re: Blaze-ing

Congrats to you, Two Hands. I hope you enjoy it!

And remember, if ya get thems crackly electronics again, all yas needs is some CONTACT CLEANER. Works wonders, m'man.
01-13-2005 10:40 AM
Drew
Re: Blaze-ing

sweet!
01-13-2005 01:14 AM
Two hands31
Re: Blaze-ing

Well, I picked up my guitar today, and not only did the guy install the pickup, but he replaced my broken jack and cleaned all my electronics Now this thing plays great, and sounds great Will have something recorded soon-ish.
01-12-2005 04:26 PM
Elysian
Re: Blaze-ing

i like my blaze custom in my RG7421, but it lacks the low end i expected from it, which i think is attributed to the basswood body...
01-12-2005 11:18 AM
Drew
Re: Blaze-ing

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Dark Wolf
Whoa! Really? In the immortal words of Johnny Carson as impersonated by Dana Carvy, "I did not know that." How do you like it? Still have your 7620? I can't help but always feel a WEE sad for you about your 2027, just because of the fact that
A. I love mine so much
B. You were SO right about the TZ7, but the Blaze sounds SO much better than the TZ.

Oh well. As long as you're happy. I'd love to have a UV, just fer sheeps and giggles, if ya know what I mean.
Yeah, but I think I made the right decision- the 2027 was just an ungodly looking axe - that finish just brought the mahogany grain to life - but tonally it wasn't 100% what I was looking for and the peizo was actually more of a nuisance than anything. I'm a constant tweaker, and the fact the bridge was hard-wired to the body and couldn't be popped out of the body was pretty irritating. Considering that I rarely used the peizos...

I still have the 7620, but I'm thinking of letting it go- the upper access is better, and it'd be nice to have a smoother sounding 7 lying around too, but I doubt I'm going to be playing it much, and, well, it's too nice a guitar not to get the attention it deserves. I'll give it a bit longer to decide, but...

Yeah, it's a UV7PWH- if you want pics, surf on over to www.sevenstring.org or www.extendedrangeguitar.com and check it out in the user galleries. You're primarily a seven stringer, right Dark Wolf? Surprised we haven't seen you over there yet.

If you wanna hear it in action, Elysian's hosting a clip for me- http://premium1.uploadit.org/Elysian893/uv.mp3 Just a rough, quick improv'd lead over a hacked-together 7/4 riff, but you get the idea (incidentally, the gain on my Nomad was like at 4 for this- this guitar doesn't need much gain to make it sound "right").

zErO- Well, the Tone Zone isn't a bad sounding pickup, and kept me very happy for a while... But, well, it's all midrange- the bass isn't nearly as powerful as people let on, and there's no treble to speak of. Yet, somehow, there's this slight "spankiness" to the high end that still bothered me a little. At first it was just in the 2027, where the highs were dead, but there was still this slight crunch in the extreme high end that I couldn't dial out, but it was starting to bug me in my basswood 7620, too. But I just lived with it- it was the only "good" seven string pickup I'd ever heard in basswood (I'd played an Evo7 in mahogany, which I really liked, but eventually opted to keep my 7620 over the 2027), so I didn't think it'd get much better than that- it was always a pickup I liked, with reservations.

Now, however, I'm completely sold on the Blaze. It's got fuller bass and actual treble, and just sounds massive for riffing. But, because there's so much treble, you can actually dial it back on the amp, giving you a smooth yet still clear lead tone without any of that sizzle that annoyed me about the 7620. It strikes me as a far more versatile pickup, and I've never been happier with my tone than I am now.

I have no illusions that:
a.) this will be my last 7 string- I expect to keep it, but suppliment it with a 777bk eventually, and god knows what else, and...
b.) that there aren't other, better sounding 7-string pickups out there- hell, anything's possible. I'm sorta tempted to try a Lundgren now, as it's unpopular in basswood for a lot of the reasons the Blaze is (too bright, scooped mids, etc), but that'll have to wait for condition A. (or I could keep my 7620 and go nuts, but I sort of need a new bass, so...)

-D
01-12-2005 05:43 AM
zEr0
Re: Blaze-ing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew
Sweet- perhaps youv'e heard me raving about that pickup lately... I've played it in Basswood, the Tone Zone in basswood and mahogany, and the Evo in mahogany, and this may be my favorite yet (and I was seriously impressed by the evo in mahogany).

-D
Hey, Drew. What did you think of the Tone Zone in Basswood? I'm having a custom seven made ATM and I think I'm going to go for that one as bridge pick-up since it's the only one with the chrome pole pieces apparently.

As for the neck, I'm pretty set on the Air Norton (even though my luthier keeps trying to convinceme to go PAF7...).
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