Re: Norton pickup article
Didn't like air-norton so after I half-aired my tonezone I used the metal spacer to half-air the air-norton.
Metal spacer on screws, bright sound and gets thick (petrucci mode as I guess, it what I use now) when metal spacer used on the nail ones. If not half-air (magnet touching the poles) this effects dynamic responce and results in-between tone.
I find it much better for neck shredding although the low-E and A strings might sound muddy if the amp gain very very high. Cleans sound more modern.