Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Re: new Pickups
I'm a sucker for Gibson pickups myself... I have one guitar with 490R and 498T (hot alnico), which gives you the perfect classic rock/hardrock sounds (and no problem with pinch harmonics on the neck pickup)... and another with 496R and 500T (ceramic), which gives you a more modern sound with more punch, more bite, but still gives you good rock sounds when you turn the gain down a bit.
I've tried some DiMarzios and such... had a PAF Pro and ToneZone in one guitar for a while, but to me it feels like they overdo things when they want to enhance certain characteristics of a pickup.