I have been lurking here for years, but now I need some more specific help and would appreciate any suggestions. I have a '91 Gibby Howard Roberts Fusion I bought new. I have hated the 490T bridge pup since new because of the "modern sounding" mid hump. Honestly, I've had it so long and, being my only humbucker guitar, I'd written buckers off completely... until I bought an old Hamer Special ('80) with original DiMarzio PAFs last month. I was blown away and realized that what my HRF needs is a new set of pickups.
The HRF has to do double duty. Sunday mornings and evenings I play mostly traditional church music with a piano and organ. Wednesday nights I play contemporary music with the youth. I also gig occasionally with a contemporary Christian group. I was contemplating a set of '59s, but a dealer has recommended a Jazz/'59 combo. After reading, I think that may do better. He has 4-conductor '59's - I am interested in series/parallel switching to perhaps provide a bit of a single coil-ish sound. Due to the noisy nature of the old sanctuary, I have to keep humbucking, otherwise I'd just use my Strat. One other thing: the HRF hardware is gold.
Does the Jazz/'59 combo sound like a good suggestion? Is there something that might work better?