#1
Has anyone ever tried reversing the direction of their pickup before? I.E. Facing the adjustable pole pieces towards the neck instead of the bridge. My bridge pickup (an asymmetrically wound A5 humbucker) is rather bright, and I know certain people like John Petrucci have reversed their bridge pickups to warm things up.
#3
I asked emailed the guy who built my pickups and asked him what the results would be, but he hasn't gotten back to me. I'm going to try it out this evening anyway just to see how it sounds.