Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
The UCEW's with the 1/2" maple tops are a little more challenging to find pickups for, in my experience. I've have some trial & error in this department, and here's where I've come out:
My pref is towards the TZ over the SS in mahogany/maple guitars... mahogany and maple tend to accent the lows & highs, and since the SS has a pretty scooped EQ curve, there's relatively little mids left when all is said & done. The TZ feels a little more balanced. Either the Air Norton or PAF Pro make a good match with the TZ.
Another good choice for a bridge pickup in a mahogany/maple guitar is a Super 3 (which is hotter than the TZ). The Super 3 with a FRED is a great combination as well.
Finally, the Breed bridge might be a good candidate. Of all the UCEW's I had, I think I've had Breeds in them more often than not. Slightly lower output than TZ/SS, but very warm, which is a plus with 1/2" of maple following you around.