I just swapped out the JB, in the bridge of my Patriot, for a Duncan Custom. The JB was a great pup, but was a bit overpowered by the Distortion. The Custom seems to be a perfect match. (Probably because they're both ceramic mags.) These two play beautifully together. If the 59's in my Predator are the old, wise bluesman, these are the young, upstart rockers. In fact, these two guitars, together, would make a great rythm/lead pair.
(btw - the Custom, is the one that I field-stripped in this thread. I got it back together, but not without problems.)
While I had the guitar apart, I also added a simple DPDT on-off-on switch to be able to do an inside/outside coil split. Oddly enough, this is the first time I've ever split a pup, with the exception of my Stag Mags. But thats a whole different thing. Stag Mags are, for all intent and purpose, two singles mounted side-by-side. This is the first time I've split true humbuckers.
Both, the Distortion in the neck, and the Custom in the bridge, sound killer when split. I'm amazed at how "Strat-ish" they sound. (Maybe, even better than the SM's.) I can't believe I haven't tried this before.
Here's something I observed, that I'd love to hear others opinions on:
The difference between the outside and inside coil of the neck pup was negligable. The difference between the inside and outside coil of the bridge pup was more noticeable, but I believe thats because of the close proximity to the bridge. The outside coil, closest to the bridge, was too shrill and thin. So, my great conclusion is - it really doesn't make sense to go to the trouble of doing inside/outside coil splitting. Using a simple push/pull pot to split to the inside, (slug), coils, is really all thats necessary to get that cool "split" sound.
I'd love to hear others opinions who've tried this.
P.S. I believe the Patriot has joined the Predator as far as being a guitar thats "dialed-in". I don't believe I'll be changing this one anytime soon.
(Now I just have to figure out where to put that JB.)