This discussion came up in the chat earlier tonight, but I'm posting a thread for greater exposure. I'm having a tough time with choosing a pickup because I'm not entirely sure what I want... What I do know is this: my strat currently has a SD Pearly Gates in the bridge, and texas specials in the middle and neck positions. I'm not the biggest fan of the Pearly Gates at the moment so I think I'll be moving it into another guitar and put something a bit more suited to my playing in it's place.
Useful info: It's an alder bodied strat and I play through a Carvin tone navigator. I play mostly country, blues, and blues rock. I typically play with just a minimal amount of gain. I'm looking for something that would be well-suited to my twangy side. I'm not necessarily looking to copy the tone of any artists as much as just finding something I'm satisfied with.
The guys in the chat had suggested a Barden HB Two/Tone and P-Rails.
I do kind of dig the sound of the Dimarzo PAF 36th Anniversary, but I'm not entirely sure about it.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Humbucker from Hell or Stag Mag?