I'm not really interested in why Ubersturm P90s make Joe's P90s sound puny or why I should spend $250 on a set of Stunctmeier hand wound unpotted paf clones. My query here is more to working guitarists than hobbyists, but I don't want to exclude anyone. Last night I worked on a demo for a friend. It was a happy pop music tune and I decided to take my LPJ because the humbuckers are easier to manage in a recording situation. Had it been a bluesier or hard rock song, I likely would have taken my LP GT Tribute with P90s, and let the engineer worry about the hum. A couple of weeks ago, I was called upon by the same friend to cover some Hershel Yatovitz riffs and I took my Strat with Texas Specials. Now factually, I could have carried my N225 and taken care of all of those sessions. (with the exception of a particular Yatovitz passage that I can't seem to get right on anything but the Strat.) But over the years I have like most of you developed preferences and prejudices and I go with my instincts about which guitar for which gig. Here's my question: How do you decide what type of pickup you are going to use? Do you use a variety like me or stick to a single type? Feel free to give as much or as little explanation as you like. I really want to "get into your heads" on pickups.