Hey all, looking for advice on my current tone predicament: my 7 string always sounds harsh. It's a second-hand Skervesen I've had around three years now. It's a limba bodied Raptor with bolt-on maple and rosewood (perhaps?) neck and maple fretboard. I've tried three sets of pickups in it in that time and haven't been getting along completely with any. It always seems to have too much going on in the upper mids/treble. It originally had Bareknuckle Nailbombs, which were lacking in midrange fullness. I switched those to Juggernauts which solved that, but I wasn't a fan of the cocked-wah thing going on, or the low mid bump at ~250 Hz. So I tried Impulses. These are much more balanced and were looking promising, but there is a harshness that comes through on higher notes/big chords that all three sets have. Both my Ibanez SZ4020 with Duncan Alpha/Omegas and my newest JP15 with Dimarzio Illuminators sound much smoother while staying aggressive. At this point, I'm not sure if this is inherent to the guitar, the pickups or just the combination not working. I'm tempted to just sell the guitar and try something new, but it's a good looking, comfortable instrument. So I'm looking for what people here would recommend: cutting my loses or to keep experimenting, maybe with different brands?