Been reading these forums for a while now, just never signed up xD So brand new here, but you guys seem like a freindly bunch so thought id throw out this question. I have a Gibson Les Paul Traditional with '57 Classic pups in both the bridge and neck, but i want to change the neck pick up. The bridge is fine, i love the heavy gritty classic sound through my Marshall tube amp, but i find the neck pick up to, unclear? I dont know how to describe it, i just want a smoother tone, i feel the mids are too high, i dont know if this is a common complain amonst the '57s, but whatever. As for what to put in its place, im stuckk between a rock and a hard place, i cant decide between a '59, Pearly Gates, or Alnico II (Not the Slash one, dont know why but i refuse to use other players signature prodicts). Anyway as i said i just want to hit a smooth, rhythmic almost bluesy sweet spot. Im a big fan of Slash, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa, but dont necessarily want to sound like them, im just looking for a diverse pick up to go with the '57.
Any help would be appreciated