Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: HS2 or Blue Velvet in mid position?
Hmm. Two more choices...
To give an idea of what I'm goin for, I want a versatile middle pickup. I want it to mix well with the Breeds. Example of what I want:
Neck Breed/Mid single coil: Andy Timmons-ish Cruiser-ish tone a la "Ghost of You" (on DiMarzio's website).
Mid single coil by itself: SRV/Hendrix/Petrucci's middle position clear, balanced clean tone.
Mid single coil/Bridge Breed: Snappy Jason Becker ("Dwellar in the Cellar," "Altitudes" clean parts), Steve Vai ("Sisters," "Boston Rain Melody").
I know I won't acheive all that perfectly, but I would like to get as close as possible without adding a bunch of crap onto the guitar, ie more switches. I don't really care if it's hum-cancelling or not, because the two humbuckers mixed with it will be hum-cancelling, so it's cool. It's probably a better idea to go with a standard pickup actually, now that I think about it.