I am thinking of making a gibson 498t/JB hybrid with Alnico8 , Have anyone made this hybrid before? The Gibson 498t is Tight , Big open sounding without being compressed but the highs are too much , the mids are very scooped , over all , it is a bright hot pickup, the JB on the other side , has the mids that I like , which make it the best 80's hair metal pup known(to me at least) so combining the 2 pickups will give me big tight open bright bottom end without being compressed , the JB part in the hybrid will add the mids that are lacking in the 498t and the highs will be tamed to a point that will be not ear peircing ( as the JB has lower highs than the 498T) and the A8 Magnet will add more Bottom , adjust the mids, and tame the highs.
I thought of making the hybrid with Duncan custom TB-5 , (but the 498T is much brighter and bigger in bottom end) , or the duncan distortionTB-6, but it is more compressed than JB , with more compressed mids and highs so it will add more highs with those of the 498t which will be tooo trebly)
Any recommendation guys? , That will be my first hybrid, as no pup completely satisfies me.
Looking for your recomendations.
Should I considre Alt8/JB Hybrid? Insread of the 498t/JB hybrid?
I did not like Alt8 overall tone , it was too flat sounding( not musial as the JB tone) but it was bigger fatter very open sounding and dark too.