So I just got myself a new RG652FX. It came stock with the Tone Zone/Air Norton. Nothing wrong with them, fantastic pickups. Except I have had another Ibanez with those pickups for ~4 years. So I'm looking for something new, a little different. What I mean by "hidden gem" is...well, for starters, not a BKP I have a third guitar with a PAF Pro bridge/Humbucker from Hell neck, and a fourth with Steve's Special/PAF Pro, and that's a good example. Pickups/pickup combinations that aren't necessarily talked about all that much but still are fantastic sleeper pickups. I'd like something that isn't silly priced (I'm not paying $300 for a pair of humbuckers). Looking at ~$150 ish, happy to look at used pickups, and has the following characteristics: Bridge: Warm tone for lead work, EXCELLENT note separation for distorted chords (I don't use silly high gain sounds, more like Exivious/Cynic-levels of gain) Neck: The closer the neck pickup is to a single coil like tone, the better. I love bright, attack-y neck pickup tone. Amp: usually VST plugins or a Yamaha THR5 with a Marshall style amp setting with moderate gain, I'm more than happy just running a single channel setup and cleaning up with the Volume knob when I need to. Fire away!