Re: Pickups for Basswood body? (RG1570)
Ok I read that post that you suggested and here I am with the answers:
1. What type of music do you like? I like to play anything from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Zakk Wylde, Metallica, Tool, A7X, Buckethead, etc. But I usually dont mind chilling out with Pearl Jam, for instance.
2. What type of equipment are you going to be playing through? Peavey all valve 100 watt amp.
3. What are the specifics of your guitar? Basswood body, maple neck, rosewood 24 frets fretboard, floyd rose like trem. Tone and volume knobs.
4. Are your pickups direct mounted, ring mounted or in a pickguard? Direct mounted.
Let me explain something else. When I'm shredding I dont like my current pickup because it's like too thin. It lacks body. So I usually turn to the neck pickup which is much more warmer but I sacrify sustain there.
So, I thought of getting a bridge pickup that would be a bit warmer (not excesively muddy) but that would also let me have that sustain a bridge pickup has. After some research, the Invader seemed to be perfect because it's a bit on the warm side, but I read a lot of people not satisfied with how muddy it sounded on basswood bodies.. and since I'd be buying them online and it'd be a hasle to return, I'm having a lot of second thoughts on the Invaders, and well, here I am
A lot of people is recommending me the JB, but I thought that was more for rock / heavy rock at most (which I play). But I play metal too and I would hate if it was not hot enough.
I know it's probably impossible to find the perfect pickup for all the styles one plays. I want something that will let me shred, but that also sounds good if I need it to perform with a little overdrive for a Hendrix song :P Possible?