At this point, I enjoy much (super aggressive) play during live performance. It is doubtful that I'll need to worry about a need for "quiet" pickups in a studio. For new PUP selection, don't you think that I should focus on shred/rip/ bright/scram, or whatever you might call it. I would think that this a "mega" single coil type. I do not care about resale value, this all for fun.