With any luck, a pic of my PJ should appear below, an ESP LTD Vintage-204... set up with flats, a pickup cover, and a thumbrest. Pretty sweet after a little work.
I installed the thumbrest because the precision pickup's sweet spot can really be heard when I balance my right thumb on the neck, but it was uncomfortable to be that close to the fretboard. Resting the thumb on the pickup (my usual technique) was all thump, no tone.
The growly jazz bridge pickup really shines when I balance my thumb on the end of the pickup cover and dig in. However - that tires me out pretty quickly. I would appreciate advice on how to pull a good, growly tone out of the J pickup without hurting myself.
In the meantime, I am turning up and lightening my touch... but it's a little thin sounding that way.