#1
I was curious about everyone's opinions on these two brands of pickups. I ask because a few weeks ago I got my C-1 Hellraiser, and idk if I really like it. The tone is really good, but it goes through batteries like its nothing, so I was thinking about returning it and getting the C-1 Blackjack FR. The Blackjack comes with Duncans, an Sh-4 and an Sh-1. Personally, I have always liked the sound of Dimarzio's, and if I got the blackjack I might replace the Duncans with the D Sonic and Air Norton. What are your opinions on this?
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#2
Well I'm guessing your playing metal, so the Dimarzio's might be better.
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#3
Get it, play with the Duncans for a while and if you don't like it, swap for some DiMarzios and sell the Duncans (or put them on another guitar with bad pickups?)
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#4
Why would you guess metal?
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#5
you say it goes through batteries quickly? do you unplug the cable when ur not playing? leaving ur instrument cable in your guitar with active pickups keeps burning the batteries after your done playing
#7
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Why would you guess metal?

Because you bought a guitar with active pickups?
#8
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I was curious about everyone's opinions on these two brands of pickups. I ask because a few weeks ago I got my C-1 Hellraiser, and idk if I really like it. The tone is really good, but it goes through batteries like its nothing, so I was thinking about returning it and getting the C-1 Blackjack FR. The Blackjack comes with Duncans, an Sh-4 and an Sh-1. Personally, I have always liked the sound of Dimarzio's, and if I got the blackjack I might replace the Duncans with the D Sonic and Air Norton. What are your opinions on this?


Something is wrong. Even if you leave the instrument cable plugged into your guitar 24/7, the batteries should last you around 3 months.
#9
To Woozye: I didn't buy it. It was a birthday gift from my family. I like the actives, But I play more Hard Rock/Post-Grunge than metal.

To 667: In about 3 weeks I have gone through roughly 5/6 Batteries. I did play around 3/4 gigs in that time, but still. At this rate, I am going to be spending hundreds of dollars on batteries, and that just won't do.
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Knightmare you are the winner


Gear:
Jay Turser Les Paul
PRS SE Custom 24
Washburn Paul Stanley Sig
Fender Stratocaster
Fender CD-60CE
Line 6 Spider III 120
VK112 w/Man o War
#10
Quote by Knightmare444
To Woozye: I didn't buy it. It was a birthday gift from my family. I like the actives, But I play more Hard Rock/Post-Grunge than metal.

To 667: In about 3 weeks I have gone through roughly 5/6 Batteries. I did play around 3/4 gigs in that time, but still. At this rate, I am going to be spending hundreds of dollars on batteries, and that just won't do.



Yea, something is wrong. You might have got a dud.
#11
You could get lithium Ion rechargeable 9 volts as well.
#12
All the more reason to return it lol.
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Fender CD-60CE
Line 6 Spider III 120
VK112 w/Man o War
#13
Here's the specs. I don't know if you have to half the battery life when 2 pickups are installed, but even still, that should last you 30 days with it constantly plugged in.

Technical Info AHB-1 Blackout Neck Resonant Frequency: 750 Hz
Average Output Voltage: 0.65 Volts RMS (1) Maximum Output Voltage: 2.60 Volts RMS (2) Noise: -97dBV Output Impedance: 1K Ohm Current Consumption: 350 micro-amperes Battery Life: 1420 hours (3) Preamp Topology: Discrete hybrid differential, FET input Preamp Gain: 16 dB
Preamp THD @ 1V: .003%

AHB-1 Blackout Bridge Resonant Frequency: 530 Hz Average Output Voltage: 2.00 Volts RMS (1) Maximum Output Voltage: 2.60 Volts RMS (2) Noise: -96dBV
Output Impedance: 1K Ohm Current Consumption: 350 micro-amperes
Battery Life: 1420 hours (3) Preamp Topology: Discrete hybrid differential, FET input Preamp Gain: 18 dB Preamp THD @ 1V: .003%
Last edited by 667 at Aug 27, 2009,
#14
Holy **** O.o I would say the most time I have gotten out of one battery is between 30-50 hours. It lasted just over a week, and I play (usually/on average) 3-7 hours a day.
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Jay Turser Les Paul
PRS SE Custom 24
Washburn Paul Stanley Sig
Fender Stratocaster
Fender CD-60CE
Line 6 Spider III 120
VK112 w/Man o War
#15
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Holy **** O.o I would say the most time I have gotten out of one battery is between 30-50 hours. It lasted just over a week, and I play (usually/on average) 3-7 hours a day.


And this people...is why I fear actives...
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#16
^ I have two guitars with actives (Blackouts and EMG's). I play everyday... and everyday I forget to unplug my guitar.

That being said... my batteries last forever.