- EMG 81 - Favourite EMG for the bridge. I used it in my main guitars for years, and still really like it, I've just been trying other things
- EMG 85 - I like this in the bridge, particularly in a H-S-S setup. It doesn't have the bite of the 81, but is nice and defined.
- Duncan JB - I hate this pickup. Flabby, woolly and shrill all at the same time.
- Duncan Distortion - This is my favourite Duncan in the bridge (though I really like the custom, but I've never owned one) it is a great "metal" pickup to me.
- Duncan Invader - Too much, too much.
- Suhr Aldrich - I love this is short scale mahogany bodied guitars, in F scales not so much.
- Jackson J50 - Crap
- Jackson J90 - Crap
- Jackson J95 - Not crap, but close.
- BKP Cold Sweat - LOVE this pickup. Just hot enough and bright enough, but still dynamic
- BKP Rebel Yell - pretty close to the CS but not quite as "exciting"
- BKP Painkiller - I am not sold on this one, I guess I just like brighter pickups. It grinds like a mofo, but doesn't have the bite I like.
- BKP VHII - What a great pickup for lead work. It's too round for tight rhythms, but for big singing leads, it's great
- BKP C-Pig - Too much of everything. I guess if I was doing something extreme it could work.
- BKP Miracle Man - this sounds like an exaggerated EMG 81, it's more compressed and more scooped than the 81. Still a good pickup, but I am leaning towards less compressed pickups these days.
I currently still own the Duncan Distortion, The BKP RY, PK, VHII and MM as well as the Aldrich. The Distortion, RY, PK and VHII are not installed in anything currently.
I can't really comment on neck pickups as I've just started using them again after many, many years of not using them.