In general, I prefer single coils and series-wired split coils (Pbass) over a parallel humbucker arrangement. I'm working on a Warmoth Gecko with one pickup in a "special" location (not quite P, not quite MM) and I'm trying to figure out if I should go for a Big Split or a series-wound DC in that location. The *best* way to sum up the vibe I'm after is Anthony Jackson's sound on Steve Khan's The Suitcase. It's bright and articulate, but deep and punchy, with a lot of bite. Here is Carribean Fire Dance. I realize that a lot more goes into a particular tone than just pickups, but I'm trying to get a close vibe. To me, AJ's tone sounds like series wiring, vs. parallel. It doesn't have that mid-range dip. I had a set of parallel DCs and they were good, but not quite what I wanted - too "scooped". In my experience, pickups wound for parallel wiring are too dark in series for my taste. A split-coil, on the other hand, should have overall less windings than a series-wound dual coil and should have a little cleaner top end, even if they aren't as hot. In theory, anyway. Perhaps the series-wound DCs are still bright up top and big down low? If anyone has some examples of the Big Split and/or Series-DC in the basic "Pbass position", I'd love to hear them. I'd like to decide what I'm doing really soon.