Hey everybody. I'm new to this forum, but it seems like everyone knows what they're talking about a little bit more than me. Here's the thing: I'm having an entirely custom guitar made for me by Warmoth and I've run into a wall: What pickups do I use? I know very little beyond the basics of the different types of pickups. I've listened to the audio files on the Seymour Duncan website and another company, and have found things approaching the sound I'm looking for, but not coming close enough.
Specifically, I am looking for one pickup that, with a clean signal, can achieve "dark, round, full, ringing" tones - like a cathedral bell. For another pickup, I'm looking for warm "chirpy", "chimey" tones - but not thin or twangy. And for the third pickup, if there's room, some smooth, jazzy tones would be nice. I love the sound of the neck pickup in the Jazzmaster, but the big soapbar-size pickup from that probably wouldn't fit in a tight, 3 pickup arrangement. I hope someone out there can translate my ridiculous adjectives into a pickup recommendation or two. Thanks for reading my post.