I'm going to do some pickup and magnet swaps, so I thought I run this by you folks first as the advice here is spot on and might save me some work.
The guitar in question is a LTD-FX260 all mid-grade mahogany with a spalted maple top - it currently has a tb4/59n stock set in and I'm not happy with the upper midrange bark out of the JB. I want more of an ac/dc hard-rock tone which can actually roll back to a usable blues tone - as a guide my main axe is a basswood RG with PATB2/PATB1n which I absolutely love (Thanks to Despair for that recommendation).
The other project I have on the go is a complete re-fret and re-finish of an '86 Roadstar RG530WP which is basswood with a maple cap.
I have a tb11 custom-custom that i'm going to stick an A8 into to make a c8, and what i was thinking was to drop that into the FX-260 and use the A2 out of the cc in the jb to make a JB2 for the roadstar.
Thoughts? My concern is will the JB2 work in basswood, and will the C8 work better for what I want out of the FX260, and hows the pairing of C8/59n?