View Full Version : Bareknuckle Stormy Mondays or Mules?
05-09-2011, 08:04 AM
Has anyone had both and make a comparison for me? I know they are kind of different pickups...I really just want to know which you preferred and why?
I'm looking to put them in semi-hollow and I'm THINKING about putting a Stormy Monday in the neck and a Mule in the bridge. I don't want harsh tones from the bridge, but I don't know if a Stormy Monday produces satisfying levels of gain from the bridge position.
05-09-2011, 08:19 AM
that set up sounds good.
your best bet is to contact BK directly and ask them
SM in the neck is awesome (I have one in my tele's neck position)
05-09-2011, 08:55 AM
From what I understand, Stormy Mondays are perfect for semi-hollow guitars, but as whaiyun suggested, best to contact BK. They are very helpful and quick to respond. I have a set of Mules in a (Les Paul type) Hamer Monaco Elite and like them a lot in that guitar. Very responsive pickups that squeeze every last drop of harmonics out of the guitar.
Good luck :)
05-09-2011, 09:30 AM
I highly recommend the Riff Raffs, if you are wanting to go the BareKnuckle route.
05-09-2011, 09:38 AM
[B]ut as whaiyun suggested, best to contact BK. They are very helpful and quick to respond.
This is what I have heard. For a company with a rough-and-tumble name like Bareknuckle, they have a reputation as being surprisingly friendly and helpful.
Plus, having ordered pickups a couple of times now, it is nice to actually interact with the people making the things since you can tell them what you are looking for, what the pickups are going into, the amp/setup you are using, anything specific to your guitar (e.g. if it is particularly bright or dark sounding, etc., etc.) and get their feedback as well as any questions they might have for you. They might have a pretty clear-cut answer (e.g. "Oh, the standard version of pickup X should work perfectly for the sound you are going for") or they might offer some variant (e.g. maybe one will work fine with Alnicos, and the other will work equally well yet differently only with ceramics). Those are all hypotheticals, however if you're buying direct from the winder, why not just ask them? Nothing wrong with getting info here as well to have some idea what you're wanting, but I'd ask the guys as BK since they reportedly do a great job not only building pickups but also pairing the right one to their customers' needs.
05-09-2011, 10:12 AM
Haven't tried the other but the Mule is the best pickup set I have ever played. Its all a humbucker should be!
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