Hi, Its been awhile since I actually listened or compared pickups. Most of my guitars lately all have the carvin C22B and H22N pickups. I mainly play on the C22B which is a bridge pickup and has been described has a JB on steroids. I dont think so, I wasnt big on a JB I had on an ESP eclipse, too me the pick up was to airy on the high ended. The c22B to me is thicker with less highs. Any way I like the pickups in my Carvins but have been flirting getting new pickups. The problem is its been so long that I cant really compare until I get some in my guitars to compare and contrast. I did order a Seymour duncan custom custom as it seems up my alley with strongs mids and smooth rolled back highs, plus I had one in a Washburn Pilson Idol I had and really loved the clarity of that pickup. I use to have a Kramer and an ESP from late 80s with a seymour duncan invader in it and I seemed to recall liking it, but not so sure if I would today. I look at the tone charts for all of the Seymour duncan pickups and everything seems to be pretty scooped in the mids or to overbearing in the highs ecept for the Custom Custom. Listening to the sound samples i actually liked the custom custom and dstortion pickup the best but I would be afraid the distortion pickup would be too trebly for me, I mean heck I roll the treble back alot on all my high gain amps. but anyway I am rambling on, I dod remember having a screaming demon in a Mahogony Ibanez and I hated it, too much highs and not enough mids. but anyway what pickups have you tried and liked?