Someone may be able to help me here, but basically this is the old pickup question. Basically I am not happy at all with one, and only marginally happy with the other.
The one I really haven't taken to is the PAF7 in the neck (retrofitted), too characterless and bland, really want something with more character to it that will give me a nice thick clean sound as this just doesn't really, and also sound good when noodling leads (I prefer the neck position for soloing) , again having quite a thick sound
The other is the Evolution7 in the neck, now I can live with this one as it does lend the guitar a different character and is quite tight, but really I want something a lot dirtier for the bridge while keeping clarity. It's a nice pickup, but I have a feeling that it's just not for me.
So, what do I like? I have had a penchant for EMG's in the past, but don't want to do any routing, so they are out. Also I do actually like the blazeII's and how they sound in the universe (7BK) I have, except that I find the UV sounds quite dark, but I like the dirt generated from them
Any suggestions? I am also open to Seymour Duncans, and know that quite a few players I like use them, so maybe I should look at that.
hmmmm....I also wonder if the 7string forum would be a better place for this
Any help appreciated, also if anyone wants to swap pups as well