ok so does anyone have experiences with both pickups and could wade in about what would be better for my application? Guitar is a basswood body, rosewood board, maple neck 8 string. Fanned Fret. I have some Lace Deathbar and Xbars in my other 8 string but that is all mahogany and I have never tried the Fishman. How do they compare with each other?. Do they both share that HI-FI style sound?. And what has the most clarity and would be more suited to that Drop G style modern sound?. I seem to have a preference for active type tones on recording but as of yet, have never owned a guitar with Actives. EDIT: Its actually a baked Maple fretboard to appear as dark as rosewood.