The patient in this case is a Charvel San Dimas Style 2. Solid alder body, bolt-on maple neck and fretboard, non-recessed Floyd Rose, one single master volume control (I think it's a 500k) and a 3-way toggle switch. Current humbuckers are the stock Seymour Duncan 59 in the neck and JB trembucker in the bridge.
I want to warm the bridge up a little and stop it being quite so piercing. I don't want to go crazy with the output though like most really thick-sounding pickups are; the JB is already more powerful than I'd really like this guitar to be.
I'm not trying to get a really vintage tone either, just something that isn't quite so cutting as the current JB/Floyd combo currently is. You could say that I'm aiming for a very bland tone.
I was thinking of using an Alnico 2 Pro as that's nice and boringly average, but I've only ever used those in hardtail guitars with rosewood fretboards. I don't know how well it'll balance out the Floyd/maple combo, if at all. Would the Slash version be any better? The site EQ numbers suggest it's thicker than the regular one but the text says it's more open.
Ideas? I know that changing the volume control to a 250k would help round off the bridge more but the neck pickup already sounds great as it is so I don't really want to change the volume pot.