Got a DC3 coming in to check out. One of the reasons I leaned in this direction was to get a different sound going... and price (and see below). However, after the smoke has cleared from my impulse buy, I'm wondering if the coil tapped humbucker will hold it's own against the 305?

You see, I've never really been a fan of single coils. Another reason I decided on the DC3 is for a bit of a project where I need a bit of space in between the bridge and the bridge pickup to insert a midi pickup. Turns out that the DGT is actually perfect for this and no pickguard to deal with...

So, I'm wondering if there really is a huge difference in tone between the 305 and a tapped McCarty or DGT pickup for example? I'm beginning to think that the 305 may be a bit noisy for me... Also, I have my eye on a beautiful DGT that's not that much more expensive than the DC3...

Regardless, I'll know very soon... I'll make sure to update the community as I proceed.