Re: Let's talk pickups and types of wood...
I'd suggest that the Duncan Custom offers a fair bit of grit and snarl in a basswood RG
I would recommend the Custom Custom (SH-11) based off Eddie Van Halen pickup, put it in my RG550 and really really miss that guitar!
Put in my RG350 that got stolen, really miss it too!
Have a Jem JR now, and need to replace the stock pickups...
the sh-11 cleans up nicely when rolling off the volume, but is full shred when full volume, giving more versatility