Very good advice indeed. The only way I can choose a pickup wisely is first by choosing a maker, then by reading the descriptions or listening to the demos of his pickups. I find you can compare pickups from the same maker since he/she describes and demos them relatively to each other. You can pick amongst different outputs and EQ balance. But as soon as you are willing to compare pickups from different winders, you have to try them for real because there are just too much subjectivity in the way they are described and demoed online.