So, this was my weekend project - less so the wiring and filming, more than all the editing. I took some of suggestions from the last one of these I did and edited the video so all the neck position sounds were together, all the neck/mid ones, etc. Then, for kicks, I mixed it down both against bass/drums, and with the guitar tracks solo'd. The upshot is there's 21 minutes of me demoing three Fender singlecoil pickup sets.
The main reason I started doing these is to be able to get an objective comparison of the differences between pickups after I did a swap, so I didn't have to trust my gut impression or recollections of the differences that may or may not have been accurate, and this was no difference - the silver lining of all that editing was that I spent a lot of time listening to these clips, and I think my preference for different pickups shifted as I worked. I'll withhold further comment for now, so without further ado, behold! 21 minutes of me playing the same two riffs and licks 30 times each!
I like the EJ's but man there is something about the texas specials that gets my jimmies rustled.