thinking about maybe swapping out the PUPS. Maybe change the bridge as well
wondering if anyone has done this for better or worse. any regrets?
EJ PUPs arent doing it for me. thinking about swapping to a more "scoped" sounding set
I replaced the bridge on mine, with a Callaham bridge assembly, the Vintage Narrow one. Did this after thinking it over for more than a year. My high E kept rolling off on me. The problem is now solved. No complaints about the bridge. Though I must admit that I always keep the trem locked down.
I am in the same boat about the pickups. I'm much more of a humbucker guy, at least at the moment, so I'm not sure if I'm just not feeling stratty. Maybe that's it. I did a post like yours a year ago and caught a lot of flack from people saying the pups were so good, and that I should be satisfied. Not constructive.
Sometimes I think that I liked the EJ before because it was fatter than a typical strat, but now that I have plenty of thick tones covered, that maybe I want a more stratty tone? Not sure.
Someone I trust once recommended Fralin Vintage Hots with a SP43 in the bridge. Maybe I'll try that one day? What exactly are you going for? What do you play?