The guitar is a mahogany Ibanez RG(thinner body than my basswood RG) with a maple top and maple neck. At the moment the guitar is packed with V8/S1V7. This axe is on a bright side, with a lot of midrange presence and it lacks in lowrange/bass section(Bridge pickup). I need a very versatile H-S-H set. I play very differentiated music: clean riffs, jazz, rock and even death metal/djent. Mostly I play something in the style of Marco Sfogli, so except the rhythm guitar there's A LOT OF lead work. The bridge pickup must be bright(but not shrilly!), crunchy, vocal and have enough lowrange for rhythm and that highs for lead work which is very important. Neck pickups - a little fat but not muddy on low strings, ACCURATE and have good highs. The neck pickups must give that sweet, warm Andy Timmons tone when overdriven and also must be very accurate on a hi gain amp for shredding/sweeping. Good cleans are also expected. Middle single coil - strat like, bright, I usually use it to play with single coiled neck pickup on a clean or on a overdrive.
Middle: no idea, one of the Velvets?
I'm worried that the EVO2 could be too cold,shrilly and thin sounding(is it? never heard/played it, heard only an OPINION about the Evolution 1 and it was like i wrote) and im worried that both EVO2 and FRED could be too much midrange in a midrange guitar. Your opinion? Few days ago I tested Cort mM600 guitar(PRS style, full mahogany body with maple top, a little dark sounding guitar) with Duncan JB and Jazz. The JB had good punch/bite, but for my taste it was too muddy. Rhythm riffs on it were pretty ok but for leadwork it wasn't too good. I liked Jazz in the neck, I have not played on this pickup too much, but it had good highrange and was clear/selective on both overdrive and hi gain distortion.
Some sound samples what im looking for and what i play:
youtube.com/watch?v=cYM864IOTs8 from 0:25 great neck pickup lead, accurate with enough highrange and "balls"
youtube.com/watch?v=KaVVZYOvMFY Timmons, this song is immortal
youtube.com/watch?v=xnA02SSLS30 something heavier, from 1:30
I need also that kind of tone, so the guitar must have enough output
(I also play a lot of that kind of tones) youtube.com/watch?v=3MPslfXqFa4
I mean to make a long story short, sorry for so much reading (: