Pickups with Strong split sounds?

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  1. ekulggats

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    iI recently got a couple new Edwards guitars I am loving. I am looking to do some Pup swaps.

    In the first one, a Trans black Forest, I want it to be a jack of all trades. Its Northern ash with a 9 piece neck through construction.

    My primary goal is to get strong split tones. I am really looking to get a hendrix style strong neck single tone- that cutting bluesy deep sound with tons of overtones- and a bridge pickup that splits well too.

    Which pickups are known to split well? I know that some models have mismatched coils, which of those would you recommend, or would that not be necessary?

    And In general terms, which pickups would match to the hard ash/ neck through construction? Both of the guitars are the same wood and construction so your suggestions would apply to both really.

    As for the standard rhythm tones I like, I like punchy/lively sounds with enough clarity to not mud out, that can manage chord work as well- maybe not quite an Omega but not useless like a nazgul or Jb
     
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    **PS it glitched and posted before I was done, and here is some Gitporn of the two.
     

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    It may not be exactly what you're after, but it's worth investigating the Bare Knuckle Ragnarok. I have it in an ash-bodied (but bolt on) Ibanez, and I find the split (and neck parallel) tones lovely. It's not as high output as BKP advertise, so it's actually quite versatile, and if it's clarity you're after, it has it in spades.
     
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    The Duncan JB, of course - they sound great split.

    Rio Grande makes humbuckers that are built like a pair of single coils - those might be worth looking into, though I've never used them personally.
     
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    Black fucking Winters.

    Click on the song in my signature; @ 2:33 it's both the BW bridge and neck -- split. BWs on all other cleans and volume swells as well, but full humbucking. I most often use both at the same time for cleans. Oh, I forgot, the outro has them split as well.
     
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    I just got a set of Guitarmory Atlas pups and the split coils are outstanding.
     
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    The Custom & 59/Custom Hybrid both have great split sounds.
     
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    PAF Pro splits very well in the neck, though I've never tried it in the bridge. It sounds like it would work for you as a humbucker, too. I haven't ever found a bridge pickup I REALLY like split, but it sounds like you're mostly after the neck anyway.
     
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