I've just recently put a pair of Breeds in my RG1570, along with a Blue Velvet in the center. However I'm really not happy with the BV and am looking to change to something else.
I had to special order the BV, and unfortunately the shop had ordered the bridge instead of the neck pickup, and didn't bother to tell me until after they'd installed it. I'm finding that it's very microphonic, and it seems to pick up every little noise the guitar makes from adjusting the toggle switch to the vibrations of the springs. Also the difference in output between the 1 and 5th positions and the center position is huge. I expected it to be much quieter than the Breed pickups, but not to this degree, it's nearly 1/4 the volume which basically renders it useless on it's own. Although that said on it's own it sounds really terrible anyway, it kind of reminds me of that duckish sound you get with a wah pedal.
I've heard it mentioned that the center single coil should be wired in reverse polarity. I don't think the shop actually did this. Would switching the wiring around make a difference? (and if so how)
I've been looking at alternate pickups, and a lot of them that seem more suitable are hum cancelling. Now I'm fairly sure that the stock RG1570 switch doesn't work properly for me to put a stacked pickup in the center. Actually, would it not work at all, or would I basically just get hum in the 2nd and 4th switch positions or what?
What would I need to do to put one in and have the guitar funciton properly? Just replace the switch with an appropriate one? Would that basically make the guitar hum free in all positions?
I've heard it mentioned that you can get a push/pull pot added with this kind of configuration as well, what exactly would that do in terms of how the pickups would interact with eachother?
Finally, pickup recommendations? After playing with both the stock ibanez single coil and the BV, I've decided that I really don't care all that much for the way a strat sounding pickup interacts with the Breeds. I think I'd rather have something a little warmer, maybe something that's somewhere between a p90 and a humbucker type sound. I was looking at both the Fast Track 1 and the Pro Track, but I'd welcome suggestions, or comments on either of those two.
It's probably apparent that I don't know a whole lot about any of this, so the more detail the better