I saw an add on facebook for Creme Brûlée Oreo Cookies. Now I own a pair of Creme Brûlée pickups from James at ReWind and they sound fantastic, but I do not think they would taste good in an Oreo Cookie.
I honestly believe that you could give identical pickup parts to 10 different winders and end up with 10 different sounding pickups. Most people think of pickups as a sum of their parts and in the process forget about the technique of the winder. The technique is just as important as the parts.
I have an Epiphone ES335 Pro IT. I changed the fake Kluson tuners to real Kluson tuners. I installed a Graph Tech nut, Rewind PAF humbuckers, Faber bridge and tailpiece, 50's wiring and the short pick guard. The two upgrades I did that effected the tone the most are the ReWind PAFs and the...
I switched from DR Pure Blues to Pyramid Nickel Classics. They cost more but they last a long time and keep their tone for a long time too. Pyramid Nickel Classics are pure nickel wound on a round core. They are made in Germany.