Re: Equivalent pickup for a Evo Single
Oh boy, we've pulled the EJ card.
He uses a crapload of boosts and such, so it doesnt matter if his pickups are weak and such. Plus, his tone sucks though anyway, IMO. Corksniffer extrordinaire.
DiMarzio does infact recommend a HS-2 for a replacement for a Jem single coil. They recommend it to be wired in SINGLE coil mode, instead of regular series humbucking fasion, so you wont have any phase issues with the two humbuckers.
Its pretty weak like that. A Jem single coil is a relatively weak and thin pickup, IMO.
Unless you're trying to put a Jem back to stock, I would recommend getting a NORMAL single coil to replace it. Just because Steve Vai does it, doesn't mean its better. You can have the potential to have a better sounding guitar than Steve, hehe.