PUP solution for VERY bright guitar
I am looking for some advice on a good bridge pickup for a guitar with a ton of treble. I think the wood is soft maple, as the guitar is way brighter than my tele with alder body. It also has a floyd-style trem, which adds to the brightness.
I have tried a Tone Zone, which was a little too harsh, and still very top-endy, a sort of nasally top-end. Then, per Dimarzio's recommendation, I tried an Air Norton with a 250K tone pot, which I think made the situation worse. Now I don't have the nice tight low end of the TZ, and have even more high end (even with the 250K tone pot). The AN also to me has less clarity and sounds a little fuzzy.
Ideally what I would like is a full, smooth sound with good clarity and some punch for soloing but which also still has a solid bottom end for rhythm. More than anything, I want to boost the lows and cut the highs, rounding the sound out. The Breed looks like it might be an answer, but the clip on the Dimarzio site sounds a bit thin to me. Of course that could be the speakers in the laptop! I'm curious how the Steve's Special or new EVO 2 would match with a bright guitar...
Thanks in advance for any help.