Replacing pickups in JEM7DBK. Aiming for Petrucci-esque tone
I'm only replacing the humbuckers. The Breeds are good, but they're not exactly what I'm looking for. I feel guilty even considering modifying my JEM, but I'd rather have guilt than tonal desire. I play blues, classic rock, some classical, and clean stuff, but mostly more hard-edged, metal stuff. I want my guitar to retain its versatility, which I'm sure it will, but I really want to get closer to Petrucci's tone from the Images and Words era. That's the one specific tone that I love and want. I'm pretty much set on the neck Air Norton, but I'm not sure about the bridge. I'm stuck on the Tone Zone and the Steve's Special. I think I would like the Steve's Special more, but I'm not really sure, so I'm asking you guys. I'll worry about the wiring after I decide on the pickups.