Been troubleshooting this thing for a bit now. This guitar has asstons of high mid, just from the wood itself -in spite of it being solid mahog body. I knocked on the body with my knuckle with it against my ear and it is totally apparent why it sounds so overly present in the amp. I did the same thing with a basswood Ibby and Mahog LTD, went back and forth between the three a lot and they both are quite noticeably warmer, more 'soft' whereas the LP is very staccato/chopped in its response. Just rapping my knuckle on the wood was almost too much with that one lol. Pickups I have tried- Alternative 8, Jb. The JB seemed to slightly better of the two, 'warmer' seeming and had more character. It's clear the guitar has plennnnty of presence (which is rad as I play djent influenced progressive death). I like med/high output, nothing too crazy though. What pickups would maybe encourage a bit more warmth and note development? I like the natural presence it has but it is overly harsh as it is. It is out of the realm of being fixable with amp eq, (alt 8 in it rn). I can get it sounding 'decent' but not amazing.