Re: Which P/Ups in RG350DX
It's funny to me how many pickup discussions quickly degrade into "I want to be just like <insert famous guitarist here>".
Wanting to sound like your favorite guitarist(s) is fine and all, I mean, who hasn't had that desire at least once? But there's so much more that goes into it than just pickup selection. In fact, I would say that pickup selection is almost the least important single factor in determining your sound. Amps, effects and their various settings are obviously huge in determining tone. Given the same exact rig with the same settings and 5 copies of the same exact guitar, each with different pickups, the sound will be very, very close to identical. Almost no one that doesn't posses a "musical ear" will be able to tell the difference.
Beyond gear though, famous guitarists sound the way they do because of who they are. Throw Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and EVH each a used Squier and a 10 watt practice amp and turn away to listen and you'll know which one is which, I absolutely guarantee it.
Now, wanting to play at the level of your favorite guitarists is certainly a laudable goal. But, in my opinion, the first step in that process is forgetting about gear altogether, beyond possibly your guitar. You need a guitar that's comfortable for you to play the style that you want to play. Everything else is irrelevant to becoming a better player. Trust me, constant concerns over gear and tone will only distract you from your goal of being an amazing guitarist. Once you have the skills, then you can worry about perfecting your sound.
Sorry for the mini-rant. *Climbs down from soapbox*