Replacing EMGs with something passive
I recently picked up a PRS Torero. Lovely guitar to play, and looks killer too. It came with EMGs - 81/85.
They are nice in their own way. Definitely compressed though, most notable when doing cleans. I must admit, it's a nice sound... but it doesn't have the same expressive character as any of my passive guitars. The way I see it, I can dial in compression on those if I want it.
I'm therefore minded to replace the EMGs with a set of DiMarzio Gravity Storms.
I have a JEM7V with Evolution pickups. Sounds killer so I know I like them. However, I want to try something a little different, albeit still hot to a degree, so the Gravity Storms sound good.
Pickups that can clean up fully are a requirement - one thing I noticed with the EMGs is that I have to back the gain _way_ off to keep it clean!
I'll be installing a push/pull switch for coil splitting.
Are there any other pick-ups that I should be considering? Flexibility is the key: Everything from beautiful cleans, through a bit of crunch, up to ROCK !!! Not so much the metal side of things.
Anything from Bareknuckle? I'm in the UK so the pricing is acceptable...