#1
Ok, so I'm thinking about purchasing this horizon from esp. There are two variations of it. There is the 59/jazz pickup combo, then a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (bridge) and Jazz (neck) pickup combo. Does anyone have experience with the Custom 5 and Jazz combo? Could I get some metal,progressive and vai tones out of it?
#2
The jazz is super bright and clear in the neck. Lots of clarity, tightness and note definition making for great for neck shred tones. The Custom 5 I currently have in Les Paul and it's a heavy pickup, even mids and a bright top end with a balanced bottom. They both have the right EQ for one another, and fit with one another well. I now have a 59 in my Les Paul neck position, but that's because I am primarily a jazz player, and the brightness wasn't doing it for me, but under gain it doesnt sound anywhere near as good as the jazz pickup.

Both are very expressive and clear/even pickups, and thus they are as versatile as the player using them, so if you can play those styles those tones will come easily.