I'm in the process of upgrading my SE CU24 and would appreciate some help in deciding which pickups to purchase. The main generes of music are classic rock, stoner-doom metal (Think sabbath-y tone, but more heavy), and jazz/blues (more on the jazz side). I avoid more "modern" sounding metal genres so not in the market for something with stupidly high output.
The neck pick up is pretty easy for me. I think I'll get an A5 PAF style neck or the Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2. I'm a bit stuck on the bridge. I want something decently hot in the bridge, but not sure if I want an A5 or A2 pickup. I hear A2 in Les Paul's is a bad idea since the sound gets a bit too muddy, but I'm not sure if that's because it's a thick piece of guitar or because of the mahogany/rosewood combination. Since the CU24 shares the same wood combination (maple neck, albeit) thick Alnico 2 pickups will sound muddy in the CU24? In general, for the genres of music I listed, what would you folks rather have in the bridge, an A2 or A5? Assume same pickup, just change of magenets.