Re: Dimarzio Pickup shootout
I have an Air Norton in my neck position of my mahogany Ibanez S470. I really like it, really warm and smooth. But i was looking for a pickup to really run the notes together, so when i do sweep picking on the neck pickup it sounds more like a flowing river instead of steps (if that makes any sense). It's not very good with note definition with chords.
So if you want a neck pickup to smooth out your leads, go the air norton. For articulate chords, definately go something else.
I haven't had any experience on the other pickups so i can't give you a good answer of comparison with those, but i hope my perspective has helped you in your decision.