So I'm in the final plans for a custom gold top made by Rob @ Prairiewood Guitars . It'll basically be an LP style gold top with a german deck carved top. It's going to look amazing. The all important pickup decision is one that I'm still not set on. The Prairewood comes stock with Wolfetone Dr. V's on this model; though he'll use other brands if you want. I've done a lot of reading (almost too much) and listening and decided to contact Wolfetone and WCR. Here is the meat of my email: I play an equal mix of: Sweet cleans, raunchy riffing, saturated delayed legato, and layered /ambient delay work. My favorite LP tones are: 1. Bonamassa's Live @ Royal Albert Hall tones 2. Slash's AFD and Use your Illusion tones 3. Dean Deleo's Stone Temple Pilots tones 4. Typical Page / Cream tones My current main amp is an EL84 combo w/ a number of stompboxes. However, I intend on using this guitar w/ 6L6 and EL34 amps as well. Wolfe recommended the Dr. V in the neck and the Marshallhead in the bridge. Saying that the neck is sweet, clear, and sings well while the bridge has more mid-honk and does classic rock really well. Jim @ WCR recommended a modded version of the American Steele set. Modded to have a bit stronger neck, and a bit milder bridge; which apparently is the same set the Joe Bonamassa and the main guitarist from Buckcherry have in their guitars. So I'm at a stand still with choosing which winder. I know they're both quality. Can any of you guys comment? Have you used any of these pickups?