I have a Jackson USA Soloist with a SD JB/59' and I cannot get along with them. I have tried screwing around with the PU height, strings, amp, pedals, etc. and it is just not really my PU. In fact the 59' just SUCKS for leads and cleans it is disgusting IMO. Sure I know this is the industry standard set and all, but it just doesn't cut it for me. I mainly play hard rock and metal. For metal I do everything from black sabbath to pantera to slayer to venom and yada yada yada. I am in the market for new pickups. I want something that has a good tight end and just sucks fucking mean. Ifwere to use it for cleans it would be a very dark sounding, but clear for dark clean parts in songs. That is what I would like in my bridge pickup. Also great screeching leads man For the neck pickup I would like something that can do great leads, that are clean and smooth. Not very bassy. Something that is clean and great for leads. Other than that that is what I would like. I only have experience with one other PU set other than the JB/59' and that is the EMG 57/66 in my Schecter Hellraiser. I really like it in the guitar. Just wish it had a bit more aggression, and was clearer in the neck pickup. Though the schecter is made of mahogany so I am afraid that the tonal qualities might not match up with the Jackson. My jackson is a maple neck through, alder body, ebony fretboard. I have been looking at these sets in particular: Seymour Duncan: Duncan Distortion: Dimebag Set: Pegasus Sentient (not very sure on this set though) Bareknuckle Pickups: Ceramic Warpig/Alnico Warpig (neck) EMG: 81/60 X series Another set I was looking at is the Seymour Duncan Blackouts, but I would think those would be too hot for cleans in the neck? Am I wrong on this? Anyways that is all. No more than $250 for a set please. If any of you guys can give me some advice, tips, pointers, whatever that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys!