Intersting. I find the Antiquities to have more of a "Spongy" tone and attributed it to the weaker magnet. I swapped a UOA5 in the bridge and an A4 in the neck and the Ants became some of my favorite pickups in my SG. If you generally like the Seth but want a sharper attack, try an A5 or an A4...
Keep the Duncans if you like them. Replace them if you want a brighter, thinner sound. The 61 burstbuckers have less midrange than the Duncans. They cut a bit more with an A5 magnet where the Slash pickups are a bit smoother or softer in the attack.
Based on what you have tried as an indicator of your preferences, Duncan Distortion SH-6 should be next on your list.
The thick ceramic magnet combined with the wind provides an articulate and cutting low range.
I have a swamp ash body that I am going to stain with water based dyes (transtint) to get something like the pic below. My plan is to stain dark brown to color the grain, sand back, and dye with the lighter amber color. I plan to grain fill with clear Aqua Coat.
My questions are:
1. Should I do...