Ok, so I've been browsing some threads for info and there seems to be a lot of love for putting a pickup with an A8 in the bridge position. Namely the Custom.
Was wondering what the characteristics of the A8 are? It would seem that it would lead to a pretty high output pickup. Are they typically bright? Warm? Smooth? Crunchy? What time worn description applies? Is it best in the Custom or do they work well in others, such as a 59b?
I typically go for a low output PAF type humbucker for clarity and smooth response, but I am intrigued by the A8.