Pickups for S540? X2N, Evo, Super Dist?
I'm getting an S540LTD in the mail pretty soon here, and wondering what people put in the bridge of these things for metal. This is mostly going to be my tuned to D or Db "Death Metal" guitar. It's a 1993 with the IBZUSA F2/C3/F1 pickups.
I want something hot as hell, with a good amount of chug, but clear enough to sound tight. Lead tone is also important to me, single note lines in general, and of course harmonics.
I've never owned an S before(or a mohagany guitar with no maple top for that matter), so I'm sorta confused.
To give you an idea, my current fav pickups in basswood are the Breed and the Super 3. I'm leaning towards the X2N or Super D for something slightly different. (I don't care for EMGs at all)
Just thowing this out here for opinions, after I get the guitar I might have a better idea based on the way the stock bridge pickup sounds.
Is there a Dimarzio equivalent for the F1? I've done a forum search on this, and while there's lots of references to the F2 being like a Double Whammy or Tone Zone, there's not much about the tone of the F1 outside people liking it. My fav neck pickups are the Breed neck and Air Norton, so if it's close to these I should be okay I guess. lol Otherwise it's out for an Air Norton, since my other 2 guitars have the Breed neck model.