So the BO's were intended for my EC-1000 but the bride pup had an issue, so I re-installed the EMG's w/ 18v mod and they are staying! So now I have some BO's coming, how would they get along in a Basswood quilted maple top Ibanez RG R3EX1? Or should I exchange them for something like the Crunchlab/Liquifire or something else? Or even try the AHB-2b and 1 combo or the AHB-3 Mick Thompson set? Thanks.
they will be fine. Active pickups don't bring out the woods tone and basswood doesn't have tone to bring out so, in a way, basswood and BO's are a match made in heaven.
I had an EMG 81 and 60 set in a basswood guitar for a while... the combination sounded awful.