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Yes I noticed that some folks are suggesting pickups that are barely into the 9k range. And that’s fine, but I’m really looking for something in the hot rodded PAF not slightly over wound camp. I get that the MCP 2nd Degree Blackbelt is basically an overwound PAF, so I appreciate the suggestions but I’m starting to lean towards what would be considered hotter than that.Yes I'd agree. For medium, I like Custom or Custom Custom. Anything in that region of 43AWG 6500 turns per bobbin or whatever it is is probably fine for me.
I’m intrigued by the Custom Custom in that it’s an A2 but I always am afraid that A2s wind up being too warm for cleans especially if we are talking high windings. I’m intrigued by a hot A2 though because I have been finding I have become Interested in a softer more blooming attack but still something that retains clarity. Which is why the ‘59/custom hybrid is interesting. It’s not an A2 but it seems to be hot enough that you’ll get some roll off of the highs, but retain clarity.
something I appreciate about the ‘59 has always been it’s immediacy and it’s attack. But it lacks a lot of harmonic complexity and airy swirl (to their credit the Burstbucker Pros seem to have this despite not having the punch I would like). It would seem that the hybrid could potentially do this. But tell me I’m wrong if I’m off base. Or sell me on a custom or custom custom based on what I’m asking for. Basically retaining the harmonic swirl and openness of the BB Pros but giving them some girth and perhaps tempering a bit or the strident highs and thinness.