Re: Please help me choose new pickups
Tons of ohm power make for driving dist on tubes and boxes but there is a sacrifice of tone on anything close to a cleaner tone. I am a single coil guy myself, I have a HB fullsize axe as well but that puppy does not sound good clean at all. I like my dual rail single coils which give me the best of both worlds, they sound great on those strat tones and yet have a huge ohm output, more than a lot of std fullsize HBs.
The low impedence EMGs always seem to crank and punch on the fullsize HB high gain thing. You can get too much output on a pickup, and they sound great pushing a high gain tone but not much good for anything else. I dig versitility myself.
I love strats, always have, I dig the tones they can do but I also require they drive the crap out of my boxes or tubes when I want that option. I use bottom plates on my std single coils which increases output about 1ohm and rolls off a little of the brittle high end. I have dual rails in my other strat which have really high output but still sound like a single coil when you roll them down.