• visualrocker69

    Pickup Replacement for ESP Forest-GT?

    Hey everyone! I have an Original Series Forest GT and was looking to upgrade the pickups.

    I'm kinda leaning towards Bare Knuckle for the bridge (the Alnico version of the Nailbomb was highly recommended to me). Any thoughts on this?

    More to the point, I'm completely undecided when it comes to the neck pickup. I really enjoy the rail aesthetic of the hot rail, but was looking for something a little more toneful. Dimarzio Cruiser à la Andy Timmons, perhaps? Joe Barden S pickup? Anyway, I'd greatly appreciate any and all recommendations on this - and you don't have to limit it to rail/blade style pickups!

    Here are the specs, in case you're unfamiliar:

    BODY   (Top)Swamp Ash
    (Back)Mahogany
    NECK   Hard Maple 3P
    GRIP SHAPE   Thin U
    FINGERBOARD   Ebony , 24frets
    RADIUS   305R
    SCALE   648mm
    NUT (width)   Lock Nut(42mm/R2)
    FRET   #213
    INLAY   MOP Offset Dot
    JOINT   Neck-thru-body
    TUNER   GOTOH SG360-07
    BRIDGE   Floyd Rose
    PICKUPS   (Neck)Seymour Duncan SHR-1n
    (Bridge)Seymour DUncan TB-4
    PARTS COLOR   Black
    CONTROL   Master Volume(w/ Coil Sprit SW)
    Master Tone
    Toggle PU Selector
    PRICE   425,000yen (Without TAX)
    SET STRING   GS-USA DL (.009-.042)
    別売   Hard Case (HC-250FR/GT)
    • visualrocker69

      Anyone?

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      • vipprimo

        I doubt anyone will suggest anything to you.  Pick-Ups are so gauged towards the player and what tone they want to even suggest anything would be a long stretch and they would need a lot more information.  

        If you're wondering if Bare Knuckle is a good company, one of my best friends is a Berkley trained musician that I have a lot of respect for and he uses Bare Knuckle.  He tends toward classical playing but he's not averse to jamming or grooving and with his ability he can do both.  

        I myself am more of an EMG/Seymour Guy although he is trying to talk me into DiMarzio which I may give in at some point.  

        Either way, best of luck.

    • vipprimo

      I doubt anyone will suggest anything to you.  Pick-Ups are so gauged towards the player and what tone they want to even suggest anything would be a long stretch and they would need a lot more information.  

      If you're wondering if Bare Knuckle is a good company, one of my best friends is a Berkley trained musician that I have a lot of respect for and he uses Bare Knuckle.  He tends toward classical playing but he's not averse to jamming or grooving and with his ability he can do both.  

      I myself am more of an EMG/Seymour Guy although he is trying to talk me into DiMarzio which I may give in at some point.  

      Either way, best of luck.

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