Precise, transparent, articulate, and distinct note clarity is what comes to mind when describing the Arsenic set's personality. Great for all genres of music but an absolute mastery in the realm of progressive metal.
The bridge has a clear and round mid-range that is very pronounced. This is coupled with a tight and punchy low end that doesn't get muddy or overly distorted. For even more dynamics and to compliment your phrasing techniques further, manipulating the volume knob is a must with these pickups. Big chord voicings and extensions with clear transients are 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, rich warmth, providing a full-bodied 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 shreds.
The characteristics of the Alnico 2 neck paired with the Alnico 5 bridge help 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 twang with a distinctive shimmer. Highly recommended set for those who love using split-coil tones.