Man, gotta keep this quick because it'll be a busy day here at work, but i made the switch from Ibanez's special 5 switching to a js
-100-esq three way with a push-pull coiltap on the tone control. Started it myself, decided halfway through that I wasn'[t qualified to finish it, and had a luthier inc ambridge finish things up for me... got it back friday night.
Single coils KILL on the low strings with a high gain amp. Phenominal presence, attack, and definition- the parallel humbucker options on the stock switching weren't bad, but the sound isn't quite the same- this is a bit warmerand more open- the notes really "snap" when you dig in.
I'd forgotten how much I love singlecoils for lead work- the neck, especially, is suprisingly "strat-y" even given the basswood body. I'm psyched, it's like a whole new guitar. Besides, it's just FUN having one more switch to throw, you know?
I'll try to get some sound clips, but it could be a while- no home net access, etc.