I guess this should go the first world problems thread but it is starting to creep in my head a bit more these days. I recently got a Gibson Les Paul that is non weight relieved and really like it. It is quite different from what I'm used to in terms of neck profile and playability but it has a certain mojo to it which I dig a lot. What I didn't expect was the really bright sound I'm getting from this instrument which was unexpected for a Les Paul guitar, at least to what I had in mind in terms of sound. It was the Burstbucker pro pickups and they have positives and negatives in terms of sound. The positives are that they are clear sounding, being lower output and sound surprisingly well with distortion. They do nail the rock sounds quite well. I've seen that with higher output pickups lower gain sounds sounded non convincing, like when trying to play classic rock, rock and maybe a bit of GnR and stuff like that. Cranking the gain can get it to Thrash territory with lots of clarity. Slight break up sounds are quite convincing and relatively warm. Now to the negatives of these pickups, they sound really thin and bright. The cleans are only bearable on the neck pickup and still they sound thin. High gain sounds, while retain clarity, they are also thin and bright sounding. Increasing the gain on the amp more fills them up a bit and more low end comes forth but so do the high frequencies. So I'm in a dilemma as I want in one hand to keep the guitar stock and have that classic hard rock sound, as i have other guitars that I have for metal, but I saw a set of Seymour Duncan Black Winters and something in my mind is saying that this guitar is going to sound brutal AF with that set. I know there are a lot of proponents of the Black Winters in this forum and I ave been curious about them but I don't have another guitar I'm planning to change pickups for the time being.