Re: Tonezone tweaks...
I've been a TZ tweaker myself and have tried them all[full-air,half-air,pickup/pole height, cap-mod]. So, I bought a used TZ for cheap and decided to try a coil swap. I took my 2 TZs, disassembeled them[kinda of messy from all the wax], and put the 2 screw coils together. I put it in my PRS Custom and it sounds great!!! The mudiness is gonna, bass is nice and tight, output lowered, highs are clearer, its got a nice punch/twang to it.
The half-air felt the best before this, but it still had this compression i didnt like. It must have been due to the dual resonance. Apparantly the slug coil is overwound with 44 gauge. Though the DC resistance is 17k[optimal range for 44 gauge wire] the output seems closer to a low-mid output humbucker.
This is the EBMM EVH/Axis pickup imo! Except for one coil having screws instead of slugs. Doesnt matter since my hand is covering the pup while im playing. Anway i'm gonna try and find some used Air Nortons and try the same thing!