One pickup that I think is very interesting is a Duncan hybrid I have, that is a coil off of a JB, and a coil off of a Custom 5. It is pretty much along the lines of the "unbucker" principle, and it really has a great sound to it.Neck? Bridge?
Why would you say that X2N only sounds good when played through that sort of amp?X2N bridge, Air Norton neck (X2N only dsounds good when played through Marshalls or similarly voiced vintage amps, not Mesas or ENGLs, etc).
I also like a simple PAF Pro/PAF Pro combo.