The progressive metal virtuosos of Periphery are known for their technically complex rhythms and precise tones – tones which require pickups with just the right amount of output and articulation wheth... Click To Read More About This Product
The progressive metal virtuosos of Periphery are known for their technically complex rhythms and precise tones – tones which require pickups with just the right amount of output and articulation whether standing alone or working in a dense mix. The Alpha and Omega pickups were created to match that level of precision and versatility.
Working with guitarist Mark Holcomb, the Omega bridge pickup was created to provide destructive percussion and growl in the mids and low end. It’s aggressive, but it also has lots of clarity and brightness, which cuts through whether you’re playing sophisticated chords, complex single-note lines or intense solos.
The Alpha neck pickup is unlike most traditional neck models. It was voiced to combine the best qualities of a neck and a bridge pickup, with some of that fat glassy sound, but also plenty of your pick attack and fretting-hand phrasing. The Mark Holcomb Signature Alpha & Omega Pickups are made in Santa Barbara, California. Available as a set, or individual neck or bridge pickups in 6, 7 or 8-string options. An additional Trembucker option is available in 6-string.
In Mark's words: "The Alpha/Omega set has been the heartbeat of my sound for the past several years. Since we developed and released the first 6 string set in the custom shop, I've had the same pickup set in every one of my 6, 7 and 8 string guitars, live and in the studio. It has remained one of the few components of my rig and setup that I haven't even thought about tweaking.
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Comments about Seymour Duncan M Holcomb Alpha Omega 7-String Pickup Set:
These are exactly what I was hoping they would be! It's hard to buy something like this online, but I found a YouTube video of Keith Merrow demoing a bunch of Duncan's in the same guitar using the same amp, etc. They sounded articulate but with an edge. I installed them into a Schecter Apocalypse C-7, and wow! These sound so much better than the stock pickups and better than the DiMarzio Crunchlab and Liquifire that I also tried. These are warm, articulate yet still aggressive. The mids shine through, but the low end can still be dark with aggression. Last, the highs in the DiMarzio's were too brittle. These are much smoother! Love them!
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