Re: specific basswood - 7-string PU choice...
Scooped mid pickups? Put them in a guitar with naturally resonant mids. It's like putting together a good hifi system; I would never pair a bright amp with bright speakers, I pick out components that balance well together, otherwise it ends up with too much of one frequency and I would have to start adding other components (equalizers) to balance things out, which, in the end, only weakens your signal because the shorter the signal path, the purer the signal.
This, of course, is all down to what you want out of your guitar. You may want to have excessive amounts of mids, I don't know! I go for a balanced sound every time and let the amp do the work.
PS: I have an RG750 with a very light body, so it has lots of mids. I find that a pickup with lots of top-end bite works the best. The pickup I have in there is a Bill Lawrence L-500. Sounds great!
Last edited by Dee; 02-17-2008 at 10:44 AM.