Hello. First time posting here. I lurked a bit and searched a bit, but I'm still wondering about pickup choices.
The guitar is a Carvin SH550. Chambered mahogany body, carved maple top, mahogany neck with an ebony board and stainless frets. I say chambered body, but it's closer to a semi-hollow than a chambered LP, but not as hollow as a 335. Unplugged the instrument is quit resonant but on the bright side. I play clean most of the time, blues, jazz, r&b,country, but also some classic rock.Rhythm and lead. 2 tube amps, both blackface types. Only have 3 pedals. A wah, overdrive and delay. Really don't use them much.
So I want to replace the stock pickups which are not bad at all, but they are just too hot. Good rock and roll pickups, but that's only a small part of what I play. I do want a good classic rock bridge tone available but I will spend a lot of time in the neck position. I do not want mud or boomy bass. I do want articulation and I want to hear the wood. I want coil splits also, so they need to be 4 conductor wired. And I want chrome or nickel covers. I am thinking Seth Lovers but I have read about some mud from the A2 magnets.
Please steer me to the best pickups for this beautiful guitar.
Thank you in advance.