New pickups for RG470?
Hi, I decided to get rid of my stock ibanez INF1 and INF2 pickups and also the INFS1 single coil in the middle (it's an HSH guitar). I have a patented ibanez floyd rose on it and I use regular slinkys 10-46 on it (6 strings). The tunings I use more often are standard E-e and drop D tuning.
I am quite confused about choosing the right pickups for this guitar, I heard some clips of various ibanez with duncan distortion in bridge position and they impressed me, but I am not 100% sure they will match my guitar... Talking about the neck pickup I really don't know where to start... I really like john petrucci's sound so I thought Air Norton or something like that. Do you think that they could be a good pair of humbuckers on my guitar? I also have to decide whether if buying a new middle single coil pickup (which one?) or maybe leave the old one unconnected and use a H-H scheme with the two new humbuckers and coil splitting with the 5-way switcher.
I play all genres from alternative rock (think foo fighters, radiohead, muse...) to metal (dream theater, alter bridge, avenged sevenfold...).
What I'm looking for is versatility and good dynamics for clean and distorted tones (Seymour duncan, Dimarzio, maybe Tesla are also a good choice?)
I don't need super-high output pickups because I don't plug the guitar directly into an amp but I almost always use my pod hd 500 so I can boost the signal in many different ways for hi-gain tones. (so no need of active pickups)