So right now the RG1527 I got from Chris has D Activators, which sound great...through the right rig. These pickups are SUPER fucking hi gain and high output, and through my 6505+ (which I modded to original 5150 specs) it has always sounded more like poo. I tried my other bandmates guitar through the rig since his guitar has a blaze custom, and while the tone of that pickup isn't exactly what I'm looking for it sounded IMMENSELY better and just completely brutal while the 1527 sounds out of control. I turned down the level on my TS7ovChaos and it helped some but not quite all the way. The problem is with the 1527 if I turn the gain down on the amp much past 2 it starts to sound thin. So I think I'm need of a pickup swap, something a little more low-gain since all that's going on with my rig right now is GAIN!
I was thinking maybe an Evo/Blaze Neck set, or maybe a Crunchlab/Liquifire combo although I'm not sure how those pickups would fair for a "metal" type of setting, there's also Blackouts but I think the pickup cavities aren't deep enough and I don't feel like doing any routing, and again don't really need THAT much gain.
Any ideas/suggestions are welcome!