Bare Knuckle are becoming one of the world's most popular pickup brands thanks to their bombproof build quality and unbelievable sound no matter your style. While they may be mainly known for their metal pickups they also make an incredible range of pickups that can cover everything from those who want crystal cleans to destructive high gain madness. This is the king of the Djent humbuckers! With a high output and extremely focused midrange you will not believe the tone you can get out of this pickup.
Ceramic High Gain Madness
Very few pickups are made for use in djent or modern progressive metal styles. This is because you have to have a pickup that is not only extremely high output but also with a very pronounced midrange that allows you to get that bouncy sound that has become so popular. That is exactly what this pickup delivers and it does so with impeccable clarity so you can clean up your tone as much as you want without ever sounding muddy.
Handmade In The UK
One of the best things about Bare Knuckle pickups is the build quality. There are very few pickup companies that can claim to have the same level of build quality and consistency as these guys. All of their pickups are handmade in the UK using only the best parts possible meaning this won't be failing on you in a few years time.
Here's what Bare Knuckle say about Painkiller Pickups
The ultimate high output 'Djent' humbucker with raw and focused grinding crunch, extremely fast bass response and aggressive upper mid impact.
The hi-mid peak of the Painkiller humbucker together with its powerful triple ceramic magnet design makes it the perfect pickup for progressive technical metal styles. A combination of tight, resonant lows and intense pick attack lets the Painkiller dominate and punch through any mix. Clarity is never compromised, no matter how much gain is applied or how low the tuning and, as with the Cold Sweat, pick harmonics are totally effortless.
The Painkiller neck humbucker is powered by a custom size ceramic bar magnet for masses of power and liquid-like sustain as well as matching the bridge in output. Although not the major role of a high output ceramic humbucker, clean tones have a fat, modern voice with the combination of bridge and neck being particularly good.
- Output: Contemporary
- Bridge DC: 15.6K ohms
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Neck DC: 13.1K ohms
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Type: Humbucker Set
- Covers: Black
- Spacing: Standard
- Strings: 6 String
- Wiring: 4-Conductor
- Leg Length: Short