I have a 335 that needs new pickups. I like the fullness and bassiness that the guitar imparts, and I like a tight bottom end (don't we all )
I want a bristly sparkly but not shrill high end. I am talking about a sound that is mostly clean and compressed with a touch of sparkly gain.
There will be basically no or very low gain and likely a ****load of compression being thrown at these.
A sound I have been trying to dial in with this guitar is the pop and soft rock tones. Think Gavin DeGraw. (not a guitar player, just the guitar sound I like in pop and soft rock)
Am I looking at AlNiCo 2 or AlNiCo 5?
Also, try and keep it "2 vs. 5" and not "You should get a Jazz and a '59," I am not looking for model recommendations, only magnet-that-the-pickup-is-based-on recommendations.