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Thanks Jamesninety. I wonder how it will match up to a motherbucker though ??

 

Maybe ask rust_relic - he just had the MBK-2 in his DL-1 swapped out for a motherbucker.

 

I once had a guitar with that pickup setup as well, but I think the motherbucker was wired wrong... sounded really thin

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In my humble opinion the Manson MBK-2 is the best pickup...........in the world!

 

Seriously, it's the best pickup I've had in a guitar, just had Manson's complete the last of my mods to my DL-1 which was fit a motherbucker, it's great for getting close to the Origin on Symmetry sound but the MBK-2 was a lot better (for my setup anyway)

 

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With my Diezel's 4 channels the guitars with MBK-2 was great for Time is Running Out for the distinct 4 parts, 1 for clean, 2 for pre chorus, 3 for chorus, 4 for the octaves after the first chorus although it is a high gain amp. With the motherbucker guitar, changing channels 2, 3 and 4 didn't make much difference to the gain as was a lot higher output pickup

 

If you have something a bit brighter and less gainy like a Marshall the Motherbucker is really good for pushing the amp, all depends on what amp you have really, hope this helps

 

:D

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I had them in my alloy Ibanez. No issues with volume jumps as far as I can remember.

 

You mean the SP90-2 and the Motherbucker? Sounds like that's the one to get then.

 

 

 

As far as the amp goes, that's going to be a custom too once I've built the guitars, and it's getting cold outside i'll move inside. The amp is going to be a 1x12" combo with power scaling and two channels, one based on a JCM800 and the other on a 1959 Plexi. That's just a complicated way of saying the amp isn't going to be a problem, I can make it as bright as I need to ;)

 

Also, you know the MBK2 is just a nailbomb right? ;)

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As far as I know the MBK-2 is an overwound Nailbomb

 

p.s. if you need a "relic" Black MBK-2 (from my DL-1) give me a shout

 

 

:D

 

I don't think it's custom in any way actually beyond the engraved cover, but yeah, they are the best humbuckers I've ever played. I had Tim build me one with 12 exposed polepieces in a chrome cover, and it is IMMENSE.

Might be interested in the spare MBK if it's cheap, how much are you looking for?

 

EDIT: Where's that picture from? WTF?

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Ha all I know if I've had both. Found the nailbomb to be very crisp and razor sharp but not really much character, kind of sterile sounding. The MBK2 was a little rawer sounding, more mids and more interesting character to the tone.

Both pickups were in similar constructed guitars.

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That's interesting Phill. Did you have the Ceramic or Alnico Nailbomb? Matt uses the stock Alnico V bar magnets with stock windings. The Nailbomb is available in a ceramic mag version for use as a bridge pickup, which sounds like the pickup that you described.

 

Rust Relic, thanks but I can't stretch to that right now. Where did you get the wonky pics from?

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That's interesting Phill. Did you have the Ceramic or Alnico Nailbomb? Matt uses the stock Alnico V bar magnets with stock windings. The Nailbomb is available in a ceramic mag version for use as a bridge pickup, which sounds like the pickup that you described.

 

Rust Relic, thanks but I can't stretch to that right now. Where did you get the wonky pics from?

Barnettttttts. Mark loves merking him, he lives for the Mattocaster merks

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That's interesting Phill. Did you have the Ceramic or Alnico Nailbomb? Matt uses the stock Alnico V bar magnets with stock windings. The Nailbomb is available in a ceramic mag version for use as a bridge pickup, which sounds like the pickup that you described.

 

Rust Relic, thanks but I can't stretch to that right now. Where did you get the wonky pics from?

 

As far as I'm aware it was just the stock nailbomb. I didn't ask for anything specific. Potentially could have been a magnet switch?

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Barnettttttts. Mark loves merking him, he lives for the Mattocaster merks

 

Ah, gotcha. To be fair, seems like he's producing pretty nice guitars these days. I do recall the days of sleeping on people's floors and building stuff using whatever was at hand though :)

 

Hopefully, when I'm done I won't be the target of Phil's Merking, whatever that is.

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