July 31st, 2012, 12:11 PM
Just got a BG1400, and I'm very impressed with it.
But the neck and combo positions are now inaudible and shrill by comparison, Any recommendations for a fat neck pickup to match?
-Routing isn't an option on this guitar, so single coil sized only (I know that narrows it down quite a bit)
BG1400 is basically the output level of a full size humbucker, so it's going to have to be a screamer and "twangy" is not the tone I'm after.
July 31st, 2012, 06:49 PM
I almost said a Pearly Gates for the neck pickup, which might not be bad...
But something with more meat to it would work. Rio Grande BBQ or Genuine Texas 'buckers would work.
August 1st, 2012, 04:07 PM
I am also curious about this as I have a tele that I would like to put a BG1400 into. How would you describe the tone of the BG1400? Is it as warm as a full size humbucker? I think a firebird neck pickup may work well.
August 1st, 2012, 04:46 PM
It basically has tone and output of a hot PAF.
Lots of mids and harmonics, not the overwound muddy super-hot tone you'd expect from a 30k pickup.
August 1st, 2012, 07:58 PM
Then you will need a special pickup at the neck
The extra string excursion will always give a neck pickup more output than at bridge. The SD 5-2 bridge is also around 29k, the SD 5-2 neck is around 16k to match it.
A high output full size hot humbucker may stand a chance.
But mixing pickup types often ends up with problems of the controls not suiting both of them.
August 2nd, 2012, 06:30 AM
That looks like a good candidate jeffrs
God knows how SD are winding these to get such high impedance without them being muddy "metal" pickups, must be some microscopic thin wire or something.
August 8th, 2012, 03:33 PM
If you were to re-wire the Barden T-Style in series instead of parallel (4k), you would get 16k, which is a lot to shove into two very thin coils. You might think the parallel coils should turn muddy but as we know, Bardens are anything but.