Ok, here is the deal. I've had my Godin LG for many years and I managed to luck out with the perfect pickup combination for that guitar. Now I want to swap pickups in my Gibson Les Paul. (2002 Standard Premium Plus with 60s profile neck) I know I'm happy with the sound of the instrument but the pickups irritate me a bit. It has the Burstbucker Pro pickups and I find them to be unbalanced. My complaints are
1) When EQing clean for the neck pickup, the bridge pickup is far too bright and thin to even be usable
2) The bridge pickup sounds thin at low to mid gain settings and only starts to beef up with high gain settings. The problem with this is that the neck pickup becomes muddy when using it with the gain channel.
Basically, I get the impression the guitar is tuned to do the high gain rock thing well. Gotta keep up with PRS and I want something more usable.
I LOVE the sound of the Alnico II Pro (Neck) and Custom Custom (Bridge) in my Godin LG but the issue is that it is a 24 fret neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a solid mahogany body. The tone of the guitar is like right smack in the middle of a Strat and a Les Paul. I'm sure you are all more than aware how a pickup that is perfect for one instrument can be god awful for another. For example, I dumped a PRS HFS into the Godin and it sounded like absolute ass in that guitar. Meanwhile, it sounds like heaven in a PRS Singlecut.
I know this is a bit ridiculous of a request but I'd just like some input here. Basically, I want pickups that are balanced enough in terms of frequency response that they are capable of working together. I want a beefy and full low - mid gain tone as well as having something that can handle high gain rock tones when necessary. I like a sweet mid focused creamy crunch that doesn't fizz or ice pick too much in the high end. For cleans, I'm pretty happy with the neck Burstbucker save for the excessive bass. I mean, it can be dialed down but that makes the bridge unusable. I'd also like the middle position with both pickups to produce something usable.