Originally Posted by rty13ibz98
hey cassie, if your shooting for versatility, try looking at some more choices. the best all around setup i have ever used is the paf pro/tone zone combo. i too have an s classic. mine is an sc420 with a paf pro and tone zone. killer clean tones, mean-yet not overpowering lead tones to a smooth neck tone, very les paul type. i totally recommend this combo for anyone, although i personally prefer the air norton/tone zone combo in almost everything else i own. the air norton is just a lot fatter than the paf pro and takes to sweeping really well. the AN is really good tapped, too. then again, so the paf pro. the AN is just inherently fatter. just trying to let you know about a couple more options.
This is true, but eh... while the TZ is a great pickup, I'm not sold on it in mahogany. But for a neck pup, the AN is terrific. AND! There's more!
The AN sounds fantastic split/parallel/split combo. Very, very versatile.
I think EVO/AN combowould sound fantastic. But. as a last caveat, my experience with mahogany is to use a scooped pickup for best results. I have a mahogany RG2027 7-string, and had a TZ7 in there. It's a nice pup, but I wasn't sold. With a TZ in mahogany, you'd better not like treble very much, because you won't be getting ANY. But I put a Blaze Bridge pup in there, and viola! We're talking tone. The scooped mids of the Blaze compliments the inherent middiness of mahogany (although an S might be less prone to the MUDDINESS that can come with it, too, thanks to it's thinner body). And the Blaze's good, clear treble output matches with the mahogany's smoother, less clear attack. What you end up with is a balanced, punchy, clear sound that still has a nice warmth about it.
So, 6-string version of Blaze = Steve's Special. My vote then, is AN neck/SS bridge. Should sound great!