I'm just curious if anyone has a good summary description of what the target market/target sound/general character of the different pickup manufacturers are. Things like best options for classic rock, or djent, or warm vs. clarity, etc. Based on readings so far, it seems that generally SD is more classic rock, maybe more muddy or less articulate for metal, but they have a few pickups the djenters like DM targets the metal virtuoso (vai, petrucci, etc). But it seems their newer offerings are getting tighter and tighter and moving away from the old jack of all trades like super distortion and blaze. EMG targets all the gain, too compressed for cleans or lower gains BKP targets brittish rock and metal and have super high clarify Fishman targets djent Lace is more like a passive EMG Lundgren targets djent Suhr seemes more 80's boutique but they only have like one pickup option. These are of course wholly inaccurate, and each manufacturer has pickups that cover a wide wide range of styles. But it's nice to just be able to target into one brand if you know a specific style/tone you're into. Really the question is, what differentiates the manufacturers? There's always something that makes a pup an SD vs. a DM, etc. Like a generally tighter low end, more articulate highs, super-clarity like BKPs, compression like EMGs, etc. What are the signature styles of each brand? Which brands have the best pickups for 80's rock/metal and 90's powerprog?