Okay gents......I have been through a lot of pickups and can't nail it with my Mccarty. The lows on this guitar are dark and not to clear - needs more punch as well! I have the Dragon IIs back in and like the neck a lot - very clear and about 9k. Could be a bit more vintage but it works. I am going to check with Lew about ordering a nickel covered C-5 since this seems to be the go-to McCarty-Duncan match. Any thoughts guys?
I need to make sure it will do clean well and match with the Dragon II neck which is on the bright side for a neck pickup. This guitar needs fat yet clear pickups. If I have to, I'll get a Jazz neck.