Sam Coulson: Bareknuckle - Holy Diver, Abraxas, VH2



THE HOLYDIVER IS A CELEBRATION OF THE ORIGINAL '80S HOT-RODDED HUMBUCKERS AND OFFERS HIGH OUTPUT WITH THE MATURE, EARTHY VOICE OF AN ALNICO V POWERED ROCK PICKUP.

The Holydiver humbucker has a progressive, modern tone and wide dynamic range. Fat mids, warm and compact bass and harmonic rich highs work together to provide the perfect answer for progressive players looking for a versatile, powerful humbucker.

From solid, contemporary clean tones, through to aggressive high-gain saturation, the Holydiver is ideal for technically and tonally demanding players.

The wide dynamics and mids of the Holydiver are excellent for adding depth and body to lighter weight, bolt-on neck guitars and extremely well suited to high-gain applications that benefit from a sweeter treble response.

THE ABRAXAS IS A VINTAGE-VOICED HUMBUCKER WITH AN SUPERLATIVE VOCAL TONE, BALANCED MID-RANGE PROJECTION AND SWEET HARMONIC OVERTONES.

Players looking for more mid range crunch and the ability to drive an amp naturally will enjoy the classic voice of the Abraxas humbucker. The higher output also allows for excellent coil splits and it cleans up well with the volume pot.

Utilising the same sand-cast, Alnico IV magnet as The Mule, the Abraxas humbucker provides similar breadth and detail across the mid-range but packs considerably more power. The 43 AWG plain enamel scatter-wound coils retain the harmonic complexity of the vintage humbuckers, which adds more bottom-end depth and smoother control in the high-end, particularly in brighter guitars.

CRYSTAL CLEAR HIGHS, DEFINED BOTTOM-END AND THE VERSATILE OUTPUT OF A VINTAGE HOT HUMBUCKER LAY DOWN THE ULTIMATE IN CLEAN OVERDRIVE AND EVEN HARMONIC RESPONSE WITH THE VHII HUMBUCKER.

Totally unique approaches to the asymmetrical coils of the VHII humbucker allow it to retain phenomenal clarity whilst maximising the output of 42 AWG plain enamel wire. Voiced to capture the original raw energy and brown sound of the late '70s, the vintage cut Alnico V magnet allows for a really open and touch sensitive feel. Harmonic overtones are strong and defined with excellent string separation, which produces a huge sound with superb pick attack even when used with extreme amounts of preamp gain. The design of the coils allows for great split and parallel options, working extremely well with rotary tone selectors.

All tones recorded through my Yamaha THR10X on the brown 2 patch, flat EQ with added reverb

Bareknuckle - Holy Diver, Abraxas, VH2 - Demo with Sam Coulson