sound. Well with the two single coils in parallel it sounds like a pretty beefy neck humbucker, and it's less muddy/bassy than the stock humbucker that they replaced. My pod was stolen, so my peavey rage 108 (oh ya
) can't really tell me the difference on a purely clean channel b/w the new hollowed body and the old solid body. However, when I compare the neck/middle combo in parallel with my friends 90s rg 570 that has stacked humbuckers, I can tell that it has a truer single coil tone with a little quack and really bright highs. Unfortunately, in parallel, the single coils are dwarfed by the power of the stock ibanez bridge humbucker. I don't like the looks of the strat knobs, but they're all I have right now. I will likely replace them with black ebony knobs whenever I order more guitar supplies (like stainless steel fretwire...... maybe...)
I really can't comment on the changes associated with the chambered body, because I haven't had a chance to plug it into a nice amp or amp simulator yet. Like I said earlier, acoustically it's louder and has way more midrange, but I haven't really tested it fairly plugged in.
All in all I'm pretty happy. I hope to get the pickups upgraded to two dimarzio area 61 noisless single coils and a dimarzio paf pro with series parallel switch. I'm also thinking of doing a 3way switch mod that allows the middle pickup to be off, in parallel, or in series with any combinaion of bridge/bridge+neck/neck. I've never liked the middle only tone
here is the associated thread in pickups/wiring:
In my quest for uniqueness and simplicity, I have yet to find a diagram that will allow for the combinations that I want with a simple switching method.