I was checking out the comparisons of some pickups on the Seymour Duncan site. You can listen to the sounds from one pickup to the next for the same notes. I couldn't tell a damn bit of difference between most of them(in comparison of the same position and clean/dirty). Is anyone else in the same boat?
Yes I Noticed this before, you have to really listen for the differences. They're all playing the same thing so It doesn't really give you a great idea as to what the pickups are suited for
The guitar I have coming has '57 classic PAF's and want it to get the Slash tone to it, but if they're all that close, why in the hell would I go through with the hassle of swapping them out?
Yeah, unless you take, like, the pickups on either extreme of the range, you won't hear much of a difference (on the site). But in real life, you can really hear the difference in "character".