Picked Up a Dean Baker Act:
20190826_164555 by SR, on Flickr
20190826_164619 by SR, on Flickr
I've wanted to try one of these for a while, the specs are pretty similar to an Aldrich(17+k, A5, etc). I would try some Duncans, but fuck them and that wider than normal "trembucker" BS. Gotten bored of the Dimarzio Breed bridge, which has been in this one guitar for like 20 years now. It's still a great pickup, just more for E standard, or lead playing, IMO. The neck model is staying though, because it's my favorite neck humbucker.
20190829_180410 by SR, on Flickr
The Baker Act is definitely sharper sounding(maybe grittier?) than the Aldrich. Maybe closer to the JB? Not sure because the last JB I had was a 7 string version in a Schecter 10 years ago.
It's got more chunk than the Breed; but the bass is still pretty tight, and it doesn't feel like I lost any mids. It's more interesting sounding; the Breed was starting to sound too smooth, especially in D standard.
Unfortunately I wired it backwards, so it's out of phase in the middle position, which I guess works out with the coil tap. Probably won't fix that until next year's string changes.
PS: I hate that fucking DMT logo, need to take it off.