I'm looking to upgrade the pickups in my Schecter (Mahogany body / ebony neck). I play progressive metal, so Im looking for versatile (bridge) pickups that have very high gain, but also sound good at lower output / clean. Im looking to get a tone similar to bands like Mastodon, Gojira, and Tool. I play mostly downtuned music (drop C), and mostly rhythm stuff. Not too concerned with lead/solo tones.
Based on my guitars specs, Dimarzio's website recommends the X2N, and SD recommends the JBs.
I play through a Mesa Dual Rectifier.
Any suggestions on which to choose? Ive read the X2Ns are hotter, but less versatile. But Ive also heard they compliment a guitars natural sound better, which I like because I like mahogany tone.
I have no way of trying both, and sound examples on the internet are hard to judge by.
Progressive like Dream Theater and Fates Warning, or progressive like Periphery and Vildhjarta?