The band's been talking about doing 7 string stuff for a while, so I finally got around to trading for one. Apex II with Blackouts. The neck's been reshaped a bit and I love it. Family shot. The Xtone is my gigging guitar I'm using for the band right now. Okay, pickups. I'm not as familiar with mahogany, more ash, so I'm not sure what to do. If I could afford BKPs, I'd get Painkillers for sure, but I probably can't swing that, so it's gonna be DiMarzios. I know D Activators will work in mahogany, but I'm dying to try a CL/LF combo. Some people say they're fine, others say they're way too warm for mahogany. Any opinions?