What kind of Seymour Duncan pickups should I install to make the "soukous" sound? “Soukous” music is a very guitar-centric style that is the most popular music in Africa. Here’s what it sounds like: (30-sec clip):
They use Strats I think, though there is a picture of one of their greatest stars playing a Steinberger, too.
Also, here’s a picture of their biggest star ("Diblo" is his name - he's very famous in Africa) where you can see his pickup(s):
(not the first picture, but the last one at the bottom of the page)
My questions are:
1. What kind of Seymour Duncan pickups should I buy to get this sound?
2. What kind of a guitar is Diblo playing in that bottom picture?
3. In case I cannot get exactly the same guitar Diblo has, can you tell me what all those controls on his guitar are called? There are a number of knobs and toggle switches: I need to make sure that whatever guitar I buy has those same technical abilities.
Thanks in advance to whoever is the very kind person who will help me pull together the right gear to make the Soukous sound!