Over the past several weeks, I've been working on a Washburn Idol WI62. Specifically, wanted to get it to be a great slide/blues guitar. Last night I finally worked out the last pickup problem ... the AP2(n) was still bassy and a little weak. The solution was raising the pickup quite a bit and driving the pole screws deep into the pickup for the E-A-D strings. Now it balances with the 498T which has been great for about a week.
I still have a "sunk cost" pickup to order ... returning a 2nd AP2(n) that was sent to me in error. I think I'm going to order the Pearly Gates Bridge or a Phat Cat neck to play with ... maybe a Jazz neck.
If you are interested in how it sounds, I'll be putting some new material up over the next few weeks on my soundclick site with this guitar. I have one clip (see link in my signature below) that shows how it sounded about a week ago with the AP2(n)/498T(b) that's a reasonable representation ... just much better after tweaking. Thanks for the help ... I know you guys are probably tired of seeing posts on this axe. But I think it's a beautiful alternative to an SG style guitar. I have a Gibson SG Standard with 57/57+ in the next room ... so I know ... I bought it for my son last year. Apologize for the pix ... new at both internet pix and soundclips.
Meet the new family ... not counting the acoustics: