Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Big fan of the original evo, personally I dislike Breeds intensely. I'm a major fan of strong mids over anything else when playing in a live / band situation and I've found breeds seem to have removed everything good about the Evo pickup and left the rest intact. Especially in a lighter wood body guitar, such as basswood.
The Evo I find to be consitent, gainy yet smooth, good harmonics and punches just about the right place in the mix without being hard to control. The Breed I find to be very thin in the right places, provides hissy / fizzy gain rather than smoothy punchy gain and weaker harmonics.
If you want something along the lines of an Evo with awesome mids and a hefty punch get a dimarzio super 3. If you want something insane for mids, hamonics and drive, get a bareknuckle painkiller. If you want something like the evo that seems to pack a punch but along the same frequencies in the mix without being totally over the top, get a bareknuckle nailbomb.