I was very excited to get my CU24 today and it didn't disappoint! Wonderful tone, feel, workmanship, what a great instrument. I bought a Tremonti SE a few weeks back...is this the beginning of a pattern? Lol.
The guitar has 57/08s in it. Wonderful sounding pick ups, although I might need more "umph" in the bridge. (The neck pick up will mostly likely never come out....) I play mostly hard rock and metal, and while I can get the saturation I need from my amps, the pick up still has to do some work and the 57/08 may be a bit underpowered. (Not unexpected, I knew it was more of a vintage voice pick up)
If I want a little more kick, but still want to retain, some of the 57/08 tone, am I basically looking at a 59/09? I was thinking about trying an HFS too, but I know that is a different animal entirely.