#1
I'm looking for a set of humbucker for a guitar I'm building, however, I know very little about picking a good set. The guitar will mainly be in drop B or C standard, will this effect the tone of the pickup from when I play the guitars in the guitar shop? THey mill most likely be passive pickups if it's relevant
#2
yes of course tuning down means you'll be using heavier strings, and you need to watch put for pickups with a loose or overbearing bass response - they can lead to muddiness when using drop B. Go for ceramic or alnico 8 magnet based pickups, with a strong treble bite, and tight bass, like - dimarzio d activators/drop sonic or crunchlab or Duncan distortions/full shred. Also check out Bareknuckle pickups - a lot of their ceramic mag pickups excel in lower tunings