looking for a single coil for a neck position. would prefer the STK-S4, but it's too tall for this guitar (unless I want to break out the dremel on an ESP). fairly flat radius, so that leaves me with the flat pole single coils - although the dynamics of the staggered poles would be nicer. oversized solid maple body, maple neck, rosewood board, bolt-on, 25.5" scale, Floyd. will be going up against a JB in the bridge.
I understand the APS-2 and the SSL-2 are very similar, but I'm leaning toward the SSL-2. more bell-like tones and sharper attack
the SSL-6 Custom Flat and the SSL-4 Quarter Pound Flat are also interesting, but look way too hot to get the same single coil tone as the SSL or APS - unless wired to remain in tapped mode.
is there a STK model that is not as tall as the STK-S4 (.85"), but still have that tone? the old style Vintage Rail fits fine (.724")