Pickup Recommendations Genesis RG550
Hello all, long time lurker and first time poster here. I have a Genesis RG550 coming to me in a couple weeks and I am already quite sure I want to change the pickups. I had an RG1570 for several years (had to sell for money reasons unfortunately) with the V7/V8 pickups, and I did not love them. I ended up leaving them in and just dealt with it (although I always thought I could do better with a different set). Anyways, I'm looking for some advice. Courtesy copy/paste from your sticky below:
1. What type of music do you like? Mainly classic rock/metal (Dio/Vivian Campbell, Ozzy/Randy Rhodes, 70's/80's classic rock and metal type stuff) and Neo-classical/Shred (Yngwie, Joe Stump, Ritchie Blackmore). I am thinking about starting a classic rock/metal band and would want this guitar to be able to pull it off well.
2. What type of equipment are you going to be playing through? Marshall DSL40CR and a medium-sized pedal board (TS9 and a DD-7 mostly)
3. What are the specifics of your guitar? Ibanez Genesis RG550
A. Is it a trem or hardtail? Ibanez Edge
B. maple or rosewood board? Maple
C. how many frets? 24
D. what controls are on it? 5-way switch, 1 tone, 1 volume
E. What type of wood is you body made from? Basswood
F. Are your pickups direct mounted, ring mounted or in a pickguard? Pickgaurd
The Dimarzio Pickup picker suggested Super D/Super 2, Gravity Storm (set), or TZ/AN.
I was thinking about doing a Super Distortion in the bridge and a Super 2 in the neck, I figured that would pretty much nail it (but I've never used a Super 2). The only worry I have is if this would be versatile enough to venture into other genres if so inclined.
The Gravity Storm seems to come highly recommended. I listened to some clips, but am still indifferent.
From what I understand, the TZ/AN combo is classic in a basswood RG, but I've heard the TZ can be overly muddy (no personal experience, just what I've heard). Any advice is appreciated, thanks ahead of time!