I put a Suhr Aldrich in the bridge of this Orville and it’s f*cking GREAT! Thanks to @la szum for telling me which wires went where.
If I had to describe it in one word; meaty. If I didn’t put EMG’s in the Edwards already, I’d most likely buy a set of these for it. They’re not a bright pickup at all but I love the top end of it, it’s the perfect rock/hard rock pickup for a Les Paul. The low end is nice and round, not super tight and not flubby at all. The mids are most focused in the lower mids and I can get some awesome growl out of so many amps with this.
After falling in love with the Edwards pretty hard, I was considering flipping this to fund another Edwards LPC, but over the last week the more I played this the more I fell in love with it. This one took a little bit but I’m glad I kept playing it. With this Aldrich in there I’m REALLY loving it. I got it set up great last week but the bridge pickup still left a little to be desired, it was just underwhelming. I was worried that changing the pickup would remove the ‘air’ around the notes on this thing, it’s a really cool sound and it’s a character I associate with EJ’s early 90’s tones but is really hard to describe. It’s still there after the change. I dig the neck pickup and wasn’t going to change it, but now I’m curious about the Aldrich neck pickup. Whatever goes in there will be covered, I think that looks f*ckin’ ace. with the zebra pickup and the covered one.