New pickups for a Les Paul - Paf pro, FRED or Breed ?
I want to change the pickups on my les paul studio.
I also have a Ibanez Jem90Ham and a Ibanez Universe BK'97. I like the sound on the Jem with Evolution pickups. But I found it very clashy. I prefer the sound on the Universe which is more mellow and less output power, with the Blaze-II pickups.
For my Les Paul I would like to have heavy pickups, that sound kinda like the Blaze-II. However I want to be able to have a clean sound, without any distortion from the pickups. I want a good attack and good compression from the pickup.
DiMarzio tech advised this to me:
- bridge: steve's special
- neck: paf pro, FRED, or breed
What would you suggest for the neck pickup ?
I think the "FRED" should be the best, but I'm afraid it won't balance perfectly with the "steve's special" in terms of output volume.