Re: Bass, mids and treble of a pickup questions.
what is important for me to avoid mud is not mids but the pups low end and overall definition/articulation
some pups just have a blurry tone to em no matter what
like the duncan invader or a tone zone if it is set too close(both are bass heavy pups)
also i think that the lower output pups seem to breath a lot more and have a better overall definition(paf pro,fred, etc) but do not have a real big low end.
if you were told that a pup like the blaze will be less muddy it is TRUE
the blaze,steve special,megadrive were al designed with the mids backed off for better string seperation.
i found that true when i tried the SS, it had a big bass ,good trebs but less mids than usual
and tracked real fast 64ths runs real well
i would not go as far to say that a mid heavy pup will be muddy but it can be deppending on your guitar,amp and settings