Holiday eve- managed to drop by Beez's to get this done. The former pickup in there was a Bare Knuckle Black Hawk with tremendous amount of output & sizzling distortion but that's not it for me. I prefer something with clarity but not piercing in terms of tone. It shouldn't mud-out at high gain settings as well & Seymour Duncan's Omega is a worthy replacement. Not a Mark Holcomb fan in this respect, I just hear what works for me & disregard the endorser associations.
How uncluttered things are when you have only one pickup to deal with. Thanks to Beez once again for keeping things in check.