Precise, transparent, articulate, and distinct note clarity is what comes to mind when first describing the Arsenic set. Great for all genres of music, but a mastery in the realm of Progressive Metal.
The bridge has a clear and round pronounced mid-range with a tight and punchy low end that does not get muddy or overly distorted. For even more dynamics and to extra-compliment your phrasing techniques, manipulating the volume knob is a must with these pickups. Big chord voicings and extensions with clear transients are clearly articulated on every note in each chord on every string with the Arsenic set.
The Alnico 2 magnet in the neck position oozes with smooth and rich warmth, providing a full body sound that retains an organic nature. When switching over to the lead channel, you can expect fluidity at an all new level with warm mids and an overall creamy tone that is to die for; perfect for those sweeping passages and legato shred.
The characteristics of the Alnico 2 neck paired with the Alnico 5 bridge helps retain an organic feel that really shines when used in parallel with each other. When splitting the coils, you can expect a beautiful and sparkling sounding twang that shimmers distinctively. Highly recommended set for those who love split coil tones.