Last night I got my pickup rings installed onto the Jackson 7 and the guitar looks really hot (pics tonight).
I'm now ready to ditch the dimarzio place holders that were in there for a pair of SDs. Now in the past I had tried a Custom and Jazz but they were direct mounted to the body and I had them covered in the EMG covers. This meant that their output was kind of limited due to their distance from the strings. I know the Custom likes to be really close to the strings.
However this time around I want to see if there are any other SDs I should try out before going the Custom/Jazz route. Fyi - the Jackson 7 is all korina (neck and wings) and thus is very warm. The DMZs in there are great but way too warm on the low end and thus sounding way too bassy.
I was looking at all these other pickups: Full shred (neck/bridge), Distortion (bridge), Invader (looks gnarly lol).
I'd like the neck to be a nice smooth PAF meets Air Norton (most likely Jazz right) and the bridge to be a nice bright pickup - tight and well defined.
EDIT: Might try BKPs again..
Cold Sweat (B) & Holy Diver (N)