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Agile with AHB-1 Blackouts
« on: April 07, 2010, 10:37:46 am »
More of a pickup question than a guitar question.

Anyone tried Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts?

There is one of the Agile range sporting them on both neck and bridge

Listening to the tone samples on the SD site the dirty bridge sample had me salivating but I guess the quality of the rest of the tone chain plays a part too.

Anyhoo - I want something to play some metal/heavy rock e.g. AC/DC and similar - as I'm a relative noob to pickups I welcome any thoughts - I realise they are "active" pickups and I kind of get the pros and cons eg less noise, need power etc.

Living downunder, I'm never going to get to try an Agile (unless I buy one) so thoughts on how the Blackouts might compare to the SH-4/SH-1 '59 combo, or the Alnico Type V humbuckers on the other models appreciated.

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Re: Agile with AHB-1 Blackouts
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 01:50:31 pm »
never played'em but i can recommend you something else based on your explanations : Rebell Yell Pup's from bareknuckled Pups, handwound in UK, Life Warranty, not pricier than Duncans and much more interesting IMO l tonewise. Dangraves also have them on one of his guitars you can ask him as well....BKP's are the Best PUP's i've played and i'm glad to own a pair of em. Plus they offer the best online support i've ever encountered.

sound samples there :

and much more sample and BKP pups there


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Re: Agile with AHB-1 Blackouts
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 03:29:46 am »
Hey guys, this thread is indeed handy. I am thinking of getting some suhr ssv chromes for my agile 3100. The guitar does have the lp size 50mm pups right?


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