I have a 2003 Gibson SG Faded that I recently refinished in Pelham Blue. Really fun guitar. I'm not big on the stock pickups. They have good articulation and dynamics but are VERY hot. I was thinking about putting in a SD screamin demon (wound by MJ nonetheless) that I have not being used. The only other pickups I have on the shelf are GFS retrotrons, which are OK but kind of meh (why they're on the shelf in the first place).
Any thoughts on what would pair well with the screamin demon? Another low output PAF? What about a P90? I don't know if anyone makes a hybrid P90/HB pickguard though, and I'd have to do some routing...
Also, can I put a nickel cover on the screamin demon without altering its sound significantly? I think a nickel cover will look classy with the hardware.
sound clip of stock pickups: http://soundcloud.com/longblacktie/2...bson-sg-pelham