I'm about to buy a brand new LTD EC 1000, but I have this doubt:
the finish I'd like to get is Goldtop, but it has Alnico humbuckers. For what I want to play (rock/hard rock/a bit of not too heavy Metal), they suggested me the JB/'59 pickups, that are only mounted in guitars with Amber Sunburst and Vintage Black finishes (I don't like them).
Do you think I can leave the Alnicos or I'll have to spend additional money to get the JB/'59 on my goldtop?
Furthermore, some say an even better combo is JB (bridge) and SD Jazz (neck). What do you think?
I had both set of pickups, The gold top with Alnico II is an awesome sounding guitar. You can go as heavy as early Metallica. The JB/Jazz or JB/59 is very common for HEAVY metal, especially artists who don't like active pups.
Go for the Gold!
You know you're the first one to answer me "keep the Alnicos" specifying JB/Jazz combo is usually chosen by metalheads (I posted in other forums too). I'll keep that in consideration!