I've been having a bit of a problem recently which I believe requires immediate rectification. I HATE the sound of my neck position EMG's. i have the 85 and 60 in my two main guitars. For cleans, i think they add a lot of life to my XXX's clean channel (which isn't the best to start with) but for my distorted tones, when I switch to that pickup, the sound I get just...sucks. I thought about trying the 18v mod, to see if that helps, or maybe using the 81 in the neck position as well. You can kinda hear what I mean in this video: Entire vid played on an EMG 60 in the neck. Is there something I've missed that I need to try? I might try to get it recorded eventually, but GHAH this is frustrating.