Ok guys, I’ve decided to go with just a single bridge humbucker on my strat. My OCD with finding the perfect blend of pickups really keeps me from just playing my guitar, and honestly, I use the bridge pickup 90% of the time anyway, so I thought I’d be real honest and make it easy on myself with just a bridge ‘bucker.
Has to sound good dirty AND clean since it’s the only pickup on the guitar. For clean sounds, I mean Police-y clean sounds with chorus on them (so something that also responds well to tone pot changes to keep it from getting too bright), and funk stuff like Prince & James Brown.
Right now I’m using an old MJ 59N with an A2 in it. Aside from being a little underpowered, I like the tone a lot.
So should I just go with a 59B with a magnet swap (A2 or UOA5) or maybe an A2P bridge? I’m thinking the Screamin’ Demon would also work.
Anything else from Duncan in the 9-10K range without going Custom Shop with something like a Brobucker or 78? Dimarzio would be good too, just thought I’d investigate Duncan options first.
Body wood is swamp ash, neck is maple w/ maple fretboard, and a vintage trem w/ full size block.