I have this Ibanez Ags83 Artcore guitar that I really like. The size of the instrument and the fit for me is just right. The one thing I don't really care for is the stock pickups. I might be able to live with the bridge, but the neck pickup just sucks. When you put the 3 way switch in the middle position, these things are just lifeless and anemic sounding. There is just WAY to much bass on the neck pickup. Now I know that neck pickups tend to be more bassy than the bridge, but this thing is just over the top bassy. Even when i turn the Bass down to 2 or 3 on my clean channel, there is still way too much bass.
So I'm looking for replacements that will allow for versatile tone with this guitar. I'm learning to play some jazz stuff, and trying to play more chord and lead lines with my fingers. I don't mind if the pickups are brighter than what I have, so long as they can be tamed with either the guitar's tone controls along with the treble on my Rebel 30 head. One thing I'm sure of is that I definitely want humbuckers. I already have another guitar with P-Rails, so those are out. I was considering the Alnico II Pro humbucker set, but since I've never tried those on ANY guitar I have no idea what to expect.