I have a MINT '11 Fender Pawn Shop Special Mustang, MIJ/Candy Apple Red, super light, comfortable, and with the individual coil splits (3-way sliders, 1 each pickup: inner coi/full HB/outer coil) and Gibson style 3-way toggle, it's mega versatile.
With the smaller body (even compared to a standard Mustang), sustain and low end punch aren't huge. No big deal. With the shorter scale, the top end 'snap' is lessened/muted. I want bright, clear pickups to 'fix' this.
I'm thinking with the switching possibilities and the difference between coils being MUCH more pronounced on the bridge position than neck, as well as the brightness/top end clarity issue, that a layout siilar to the following would be sweet:
NECK: Bright, asymmetrical (mismatched, or 'Dual Resonance' - maybe even P-Rails) humbucker, medium output - enough to avoid anorexic split/parallel sounds.
BRIDGE: CLEAR, bright, thick - suited for all levels of gain, magnet type unimportant. Must be hot enough to sound strong split and/or parallel. Can have matched coils, since the difference between each coil is more pronounced.
Any recommendations? So far, Duncan Jazz/Distortion has been recommended. I love DiMarizios too...