Good Pickup For Basswood/Maple Body?
Just got an Rg920, and find that the pickups sound muddy, the bottom is very spongy, and the top end is a bit harsh. I initially intended to put the Breed set in it, as I had those in my Rg550, but have read around that the neck pickup on the 920 is modeled after the Breed neck pickup, how accurate that info is I don't know, and while the Breed was designed to lightweight basswood bodied guitars, my 920 is a pretty heavy guitar compared with the 550, not sure how much that has to do with it.
I generally go for the classic rock style from Aerosmith up to Guns N' Roses, but looking for a little bit of a more modern hard rock guitar sound without going for active pickups.
As you know, the Rg920 is a basswood and maple body with maple neck and rosewood board, 24 frets with an Edge Zero 2, will probably add a brass block when FU puts out a block for them (they said soon). Playing through a Carvin SX200 head with 2x12 Avatar 2x12 with a Hellatone 30 and 60 (Celestion vintage 30 and G12H30 I believe), use a Digitech RP255. I generally like the sound of the amp with my other guitars.
Looking for a bridge humbucker with tight bottom, and smooth highs, with nice mids, harmonics, not overly scooped or compressed sounding, clear and articulate with good pick attack, and sounds good with both moderate and high gain, and a neck humbucker that is good for a bluesy sort of sound and can be a little glassy when clean. I've thought about maybe an Alternative 8 in the bridge, but I'm obviously open to suggestions and video demo of similar style guitars with suggested pickups, but really only looking for Duncan or DiMarzio's, not boutique pickups that are ripoffs of the Big D's at twice the cost, like BKP or WCR... And no Tone Zone, Super Distortion, or JB's, those are like my 3 least favorite pickups lol
Last edited by Gunner4Life; 12-15-2013 at 10:35 PM.
Reason: Added more info