I'm just trying to demistify those mighty mite rumors which began to spread on the seymour duncan forums.Believe what you want
Eddie recorded the non trem songs with the stock destroyer pickups = FACT according to the running with the devil clip and the early van halen live shows
then he sharkified the guitar :
he took the running with the devil clip with the stock humbuckers and removed the covers.
the tone was not right he put the mighty mite 1300 in the bridge. he toured with it.
he nearly stopped using it
the next time he used an ibanez destroyer was the one of chris holmes which had the stock maxon super 70's humbuckers and he used it for women and children first :
EDDIE VAN HALEN Borrowed Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES' Guitar For Women And Children First Album; Mean Man Documentary Bonus Sequence Streaming
In a special bonus interview feature in the Blu-Ray version of the upcoming documentary film Mean Man: The Story Of Chris Holmes (January 15, 2021 Cleopatra Entertainment), Holmes speaks in loving tones of his late, long-time friend and fellow guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Says Holmes: “The one who...
the issue with van halen it's that there were so many fake rumors and so many twists when eddie destroyed guitars that many urban legends are still persisting... Some might be true but many are false. The mighty mites 1300 are just a copy of the dimarzio super distortion which of course sound close the van halen records. Because van halen used a dimarzio distortion and swapped the magnet in it at some point.