I've bought a Jackson DXMG (I believe is the model). It's a cool guitar - 2 humbuckers, locking trem, 24 frets, a lighter body and brighter tone than an LP... It's got a real 1988 cutting-edge metal machine look going on.
Although I think it's the shizzle, i'm not a metal man apart from a few old Metallica and Slayer chops - i'm wanting to build a rock 'n' roll axe to compliment my small arsenal of Fenders and LP variations. I'm pulling out the pre-installed EMG HI-Zs to take the guitar out of metal territory and over to the domain of hard-arsed rock 'n' roll. What exact pickups i'm after though, i'm unsure of.
I'm going through a bit of a Van Halen phase at the moment, so a pickup that has a bit more balls than standard to aid my tragic tapping attempts and harmonic squeals would be great... that said, I don't want it so hot it's as touchy as hell at volume. I'm not a fan of the ceramic magnet tone either.
It'll be plugging into a Line 6 Flextone amp, so as well as sounding good driven, it's gotta have a good clean tone also (not overly punchy like a ceramic magnet can be). It'll be covering the scope of rock, blues, funk, hard-rock, R'n'B, reggae/dub, surf, rockabilly... you name it - although it's rock assets are it's most important.
I got both positions to fill so any suggestions would be great! It's my first Floyd-Rose equipped guitar, and I want to get the best out of it.