#1
Hey all,

So, after an unsuccessful tenure of sorts with a bridge pickup swap in one of my Gibby V's (A real hot ceramic that was on the muddy side), I decided to go back to the stock Burstbucker Pro temporarily. I have the same pickups in my other V, and I love them in that guitar. But in this V, they don't sound quite as nice - Perhaps they just don't like downtuning or thicker guage strings (Less clarity, looser low end). In any case, adjusting pickup height/different pots didn't fix the problem, so it seems another pup swap is in due order!

I've long had my eyes on BKP Rebel Yells - I'm told they offer maximum clarity, a tight low end, and some extra power without going overboard (i.e - they clean up fairly well). Any reason NOT to go w/these for my needs? I've also been recommended Miracle Mans, but fear they will be too hot/dark.

As stated, the guitar is a Gibson flying V (tuned to D standard). Genres range from 80's metal & punk, up to melo-death/modern power metal. Amp is an ENGL Fireball (But I sometimes do play through boosted JCM 800 type amps too).

Thanks!
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#2
i didn't like the rebel yells. a little ice picky in lp style guitars
that being said just email them and listen to their rec. they are usually right.
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#3
Ive been looking at those too. They should handle 80s stuff & punk like a charm. Not sure about the heavier stuff. You might also consider their HB-sized P90s.

Contact BKP for a recommendation. They're pretty helpful, in my experience.
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#4
Without having any experience with those pickups and fulfilling your request to talk you out of the pickups, I would say that you should ask yourself an important question: do you really want pickups with the same name as a Billy Idol song?
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#5
Quote by theogonia777
I would say that you should ask yourself an important question: do you really want pickups with the same name as a Billy Idol song?
If anything, that (along with the etched "ray gun" covers) is a selling point for me!

BKP themselves are telling me to go w/them via e-mail. I guess if they end up working out, then maybe the solution to trying other models out is to buy more guitars..
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#6
Quote by FlightofIcarus
If anything, that (along with the etched "ray gun" covers) is a selling point for me!

No accounting for taste I guess.
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
#7
Quote by theogonia777
No accounting for taste I guess.
Don't judge now!
- Gibson Flying V 120 #1 (White)
- Gibson Flying V 120 #2 (Cherry)
- Gibson SG Standard ('61 style)
- Jackson DK2M

- ENGL Fireball 60
- Avatar 4x12

- Many pedals, plus other stuff
#8
I won't lie, the day I order my BKP Rebel Yells, I will be paying for the Ray Gun etch upcharge.

(That increases their Steve Stevensness, and I want as much Steve Stevens in my Steve Stevens signature pickups as is possible.)
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!