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    italic zero
    Toneologist

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    Re: Clarity and scream in a tuned down SG

    The C5 does have a fair amount of bass, but I don't find it too much at all in my schecter (mahogany/maple neck and cap). I haven't tried downtuning it past Eb, but in standard the bass is extremely tight. It's not really scooped, crank up the mids a bit and it cuts through with the best of them. I think it would be the least compressed sounding of the three...

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  • Dirtyking
    Toneologist

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    Re: Clarity and scream in a tuned down SG

    Originally posted by Hellion
    Full Shred?
    In the neck yea, but not for a bridge pup.

    In the never ending battle between the JB,C5 and Custom for the bridge I think the JB's my best bet. A pup with a tight bottom is what I need for lower tunings not a pup with alot of bass. The C5 and Custom sound like they have more bass which is not what I need. Mahagony guitars are bassy anyways. I just don't want too much compression or a scooped sound. I need mids to stand out in my band.

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  • Hellion
    Mojo's Minions

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    Full Shred?

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  • Dirtyking
    Toneologist

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    I should also ask which pup sounds best when split. Its for my SG X which is a single humbucking guitar with a coil split. The Demon sounds great but loses its punch when I solo or try to rip out some pitch harmonics. I've been lookin at the JB for its richness in harmonics and bite. And tuned down so low in a mahagony guitar I should have no worries with the bottom end. My main concern is losing range with the higher output pups. I'm not a fan of compressed tone.

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  • StratTom
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

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    Re: Clarity and scream in a tuned down SG

    I'm not familar with the Demon pickup, but definately look into a Custom. I've got one in my SG and I tune to Drop C. The Custom is a pretty balanced pickup, so it may be the trick for getting your mids up a bit.

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  • \m/(00)\m/
    HeadBanginologist

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    Re: Clarity and scream in a tuned down SG

    well, zerb uses the Custom and i've heard he tunes down pretty low(i think Ab, but im not sure)

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  • italic zero
    Toneologist

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    Re: Clarity and scream in a tuned down SG

    From what I've heard the Custom might be best... I haven't tried it though.

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  • Dirtyking
    Toneologist

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    Clarity and scream in a tuned down SG

    Ok, here's the story. I have Demons in both of my mahogany SG's. I tune one to D standard and the other to C standard. My SG tuned to C gets a little muddy and loses middle clarity. The Demon in my SG tuned in D is perfect. My question is would a JB,C5, or Custom be the trick for clarity, scream and growl while keeping the character of the Demon tuned to C standard.
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