#1
hi, just ordered a swineshead warthog in the bridge position. I am replacing my dimarzio x2n that was there because it sounded like crap with my setup, too high output and no tone. bare in mind i use a peavey bandit solid state amp.

anyway i'll let you know how i get on with the warthog.
#2
please do, I'm very interested to know how it sounds!

perhaps you should've waited with this thread untill your pickup had arrived, because untill it arrives this thread is pretty useless
#4
Its amazing, suprisingly versatile aswell.
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#5
Should'nt you be looking to your amp rather than your pickup?
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#6
well if i could afford it i would get a better amp but most tube amps are not ideal for bedroom playing it appears and i am actually really pleased with my amp for that job so for now a pickup change will do me. My amp is the best solid state amp i have played/owned and that includes, laneys, line 6 spider II, marshall mg100dfx, an older bandit and a roland cube.

I used to own a marshall jcm900 50 watt combo but it sounded like ****e for metal at low volumes and for bedroom use i needed lower volumes. i tried pedals.
#7
Could anyone tell me if Xbuckers are a good deal? I'd like to put one in the bridge position of my SZ520QM which I play through a GT8 and a Randall 100 watt solid state combo.
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#8
^hijacking threads is not cool, my friend :no

and i dont think there is anyhting wrong with the pup you mentioned. it may very well work.
#9
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Could anyone tell me if Xbuckers are a good deal? I'd like to put one in the bridge position of my SZ520QM which I play through a GT8 and a Randall 100 watt solid state combo.

Mhmhm I replaced my Ibanez 2550E Ibz/Dimarzio stock bridge pickup for the xbucker. Definately better than the stock, more clarity, but it could be better. Good for the price I guess.
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#10
Quote by Green_Jelly
Could anyone tell me if Xbuckers are a good deal? I'd like to put one in the bridge position of my SZ520QM which I play through a GT8 and a Randall 100 watt solid state combo.


I replaced my stock pickup in my SZ with a Venom, and the improvement in tone was pretty amazing. I haven't tried the Xbucker, but if you want to play high-gain metal I think it'd be really good.
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#11
I'm interested in what you think of them. Also, anyone here have experience with the Swineshead Runaways?
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#12
^I think you'd have to speak to Gabel for that one, the Runaway

I want to know if the Warthog is good for cleans and just rock and hardrock too.
So can it do more than just metal?
#13
my S is fitted with a Runaway/Spotlight/Warthog - Warthog in the bridge is great, the cleans are nice, far better than the stock you have, a fuller sound without biting your head off. Actually not really the best pup for metal. More classic rocktype stuff, mabye go into country to, with a nice amp.
Runaway is certainly darker than the Condor pup, its heavy style suits the S Series for me. I play rhythem on it, ThinLizzyesque, and some blusey stuff. Most pplwill prolly tell you the Condor is better for that, a bit more clarity, but i have a strat too so if i want a less dirty sound i switch to that.

Edit: and btw i have a Peavey Studio Pro (the slighty smaller Bandit) you will still notice great difference in your sound, even with your amp trust me!
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#14
Quote by Zeus2716
^hijacking threads is not cool, my friend :no

and i dont think there is anyhting wrong with the pup you mentioned. it may very well work.


Sorry 'bout that, but it seemed lame to me to open up another thread about almost the same thing.
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I used to own a marshall jcm900 50 watt combo but it sounded like ****e for metal at low volumes and for bedroom use i needed lower volumes. i tried pedals.



Should have gotten a speaker emulator... But, that would have been an expensive option...
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#17
came today will be in my guitar by monday/tuesday. just having second thoughts about which guitar to put it in
#18
Quote by Zeus2716
^hijacking threads is not cool, my friend :no

and i dont think there is anyhting wrong with the pup you mentioned. it may very well work.

I am also a washburn player.

Aha
#19
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i wouldn't say the warthog is aimed at country...

hard rock/shred, mostly.
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#20
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Should'nt you be looking to your amp rather than your pickup?

Not so - the old adage "rubbish in, rubbish out" holds true here. The pickup is the first element in the chain, so it pays to get a good one, no matter what your amp is like.