I'm trying to upgrade the electronics on my Fender Jaguar since I've finally got everything else squared away on it. I'm flip - flopping between a set of Curtis Novak Pickups, Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups, and Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickups. I play a lot of music like Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Jeff Buckley, Blur, etc. My amp is a Mesa DC-5, but hopefully in the next week or two I'll be getting an Ampeg VT-22 and plan on using a Pro Co Rat as my main source of distortion, but as I mentioned I mainly use cleans and light to moderate overdrive but do occasional blasts of fuzz/noise. I'm ultimately trying to get my Jaguar to sound more like a vintage Jaguar than it currently does. Out of the three pickup sets I listed, which would best meet my needs?
I loved the Seymour Duncan Antiquity when I was in a punk phase. Its up to you though. all three will do the trick, I have never actually PLAYED the Curtis Novak's though.
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