Pickups for RGD321 advice needed
Hello everyone ,
I have a Ibanez RGD321 guitar.The specs are as follows.
Basswood body,rosewood fretboard, 26.5" scale
I am looking to switch the stock pickups as i feel that i need more balanced and warm kind of distortion sound which i personally feel they are not giving.They are called Vik down tunz pickups.I really do not know if they are direct mounted
Currently i am looking for a mid heavy distortion sound as well as clean or ambient tones as i play a little diverse kind of music.
I play on dropped C tuning mostly and genres i play is progressive metal or Djent as it is popularly called nowadays. :P But at the same time i would like it to have good acoustic tones with neck pickup as well. So that i will be able to play a little diverse music too.
The options i am looking at are either
1. Invader SH 8 (bridge) + Duncan sh2n jazz (neck)
2. Duncan Custom SH5(bridge) + Duncan sh2n jazz (neck)
3. Seymour duncan Blackout set
I looked at Bareknuckle but i do not have access to them in my country.And i would prefer Duncans over EMGs. I want to go for passives as my guitar already has passives but i am really confused as to what i should opt for.
I would really appreciate any help from knowledgeable people here. Thanks a lot. Sorry for rambling too much. :P