I'm sticking with passives. They'll be going into guitar with a Mahogany body & Mahogany neck with Rosewood fretboard.
Ideally I'm after a tone similar to these (spoiler tagged to save space):
I know the first of those was recorded with a Duncan Custom SH5, not sure about the second but I think it was with the stock Ibanez pickups from the Darkstone series...
I've got close with the JB/SH2 based set of Duncan Designeds in my Tempest, so my I'm thinking somewhere between those and the SH5 tone-wise would get it, although ideally they would have more clarity and slightly tighter bass response than the DDs.
So far I'm thinking a set of BKP Painkillers, although I'm far from certain and I'm not really in a position to be able to swap them out quickly if I don't like them. So any advice you can give would be very much appreciated.