I'm looking to replace the stock pickups on my PRS SE Custom 24 (tuned in C# Standard).
They sound good but I'm looking for a tighter and clearer Hi-gain tone while still getting great clean and lo-gain tones. Also, I wanna split the pickups and the stock pickups are 2 conductor.
I play mainly Progressive Metal/Rock (like BTBAM, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta) but I also play Jazz Fusion, Classic Rock, lots of clean stuff, etc.
I love Opeth's and BTBAM's hi-gain and clean tones so you get the idea.
I'm between the DiMarzio D Activator set or the Seymour Duncan Full Shred set as BTBAM (DiMarzio) and Opeth (SD) uses them and they get tight, articulate distortion, great cleans and good "in between" tones. Also I've heard that those pickups can handle low tunings very good.
I use a Vox VT30 for practicing and a EXH Metal Muff with almost any amp when playing at gigs or rehearsals.
To record I will use a Peavey Valveking from the other guitarist in my band.
I can only get DiMarzios or Duncans and I can't try them in other guitars around my city. Here you can only try those pickups if you buy them.
Any help will be appreciated.
PD: This is my first thread on this forum. :O