The more and more I play, the less and less I like higher output pickups... but I still like my 7's. That being said, from my (albeit limited) research, a PAF 7 seems to be the ticket, as I love PAF-styled stuff in all my 6ers.
The thing I don't understand though, is why the PAF 7 is a ceramic magnet pickup, which is totally untr00 to the kilt-ness of a PAF-styled pickup. Can anybody with a set of these chime in on how they actually sound? I tend to dislike ceramic magnets, but I'd be willing to give it a shot if enough people say it's worthwhile.
Then again, if these actually suck (looking at you, Tone Zone 7), is there anything in a close price point that'd give me what I want?
These are potentially going in my basswood JP7, fwiw.
If these are what are in one of my J Customs, which I'm pretty sure are, then I can tell you I love them.
I've never been a fan of ultra high output pickups, so these really hit the spot or me. They are on the lower end for output, and if they have a ceramic magnet, then that must give them that subtle little "bite" they have.
They have an openness and clearness to them; some great sounds, overtones, and harmonics can be oases out of them.