Seymour Duncan Antiquity vs Slash APH-2

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I have just gotten some Slash APH-2 Pickups for a good price. I do have a nice Les Paul that ended up with a Seth Lover in the neck, taken from a previous guitar, and an Antiquity bridge pickup, that was eventually changed out for a full-strength alnico 2 magnet.

How different would the Slash APH-2 be from the Antiquity? Both have an alnico 2 magnet, similar dc-resistance, so I wonder if it's worth the trouble taking out the Antiquity?

I'm not too happy with the Seth Lover, mostly because it's a bit flat sounding it the neck, very flutey, so I'm pretty sure I'll try the Slash neck. Not really trying to sound like Slash anymore than I do with the Antiquity, I'm just wondering which is the better bridge pickup.
 

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What guitar are they in ?
 

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They are in an 80's ESP Navigator, the guitar sounds great but also has a high neck angle. Came with a JB in the bridge and unknown pickup in the neck. Will be replacing it with 500k CTS pots, and the new Slashes I guess, and have some nice russian PIO .022 caps. Checked and the antiquity is 8.5dc resistance
 

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They are in an 80's ESP Navigator, the guitar sounds great but also has a high neck angle. Came with a JB in the bridge and unknown pickup in the neck. Will be replacing it with 500k CTS pots, and the new Slashes I guess, and have some nice russian PIO .022 caps. Checked and the antiquity is 8.5dc resistance
Well, I had a set of Antiquities in one of my LP a few years ago, I thought the neck was great and the Bridge ok, it sounded good but not much grunt
Also, they were unpotted, so they had an airy chimey sound which I liked
I replaced them with a set of Unpotted SD Custom Shop Pearly Gates which are phenomenal
Just gruntier and richer and more musical sounding, I love them
I had a Slash set in another LP and I thought they were thin and trebly, they are wax potted
I didn’t like them
Antiquities are wound with 42 wire and Slash’s are 43 wire I believe, which makes a big difference in sound even though they measure similarly
I also have a Seth Lover bridge with a T-Top clone neck in another LP I have and I like the Seth Lover a lot, it’s also unpotted
Apart from my T-Top all my other pickups are unpotted, I just like the character sound they give
All original PAF pickups were unpotted
They definitely have a unique sound
Just my 2 cents
 

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I've owned both sets. And had them in the same guitar.

Nutshell:

They are completely different. Wire, wind, wax, bobbins,etc. The only commonality is the A2 magnet, long legs, and braided leads-, but the Antiquities are dunaged roughcast, and the slash set is a fullstrength polished A2s.
 
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