Hi GaveUp, :biggrin:
I have the same problem too. I mean, I have a stock 91 Universe and it's time to make a few changes on this axe. I had even asked it on the old forum web page. But, there wasnt much answers or suggestions about my alternative setups. :angry:
I haven't done the mod yet but I plan to buy the following within January: :cheesy:
Neck pup: * Seymour Duncan APS Alnico 2 Humbucker
Middle pup: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Singlecoil
Bridge pup: Seymour Duncan Custom Custom Custom Humbucker
The latter 2 are custom shop pups and will cost me a fortune. But I really love this guitar and will make the investment.
I chose this pups because what I'm currently missing is warmth in the tone. This is a problem I have in general with Dimarzio pups. The Universe is the only axe I have which is equiped with Dimarzios.
I don't like highoutput pups. I think this setup has a reasonable output, good warmth and punch. I picked the quarter pounder because of it's tonal character (Blackmore) and it's output so that it can cope with the humbuckers.
What sound do you want?