I'm looking for new pickups to put in my Ibanez RGDIR7M. It's a 26.5" scale 7-string with a contoured mahogany body, maple and purple heart 3-piece neck, and birdseye maple board. My guitar happens to be pretty light. My back is thankful for this, but I'm not sure if the light weight is because of the wood combination, thin neck and scooped body, or bad luck from getting less dense or cheaper Iron Label woods. The DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7's sound okay, but they don't quite cut it for me and my configuration. I play in Drop F# or lower on this guitar in the styles of bands like Veil of Maya, Northlane, Erra, Monuments, Architects, etc. I really miss the unique sound my RG8's D Activators had. They didn't sound anything like the 6 or 7 string models of those pickups, had super high output, and were very aggressive. Here's an old sample of what I'm talking about (@ 1:06): https://soundcloud.com/ascend_beyond/actions-speak-louder-than-words-demo I've considered the Blackhawk 7's, but I'm not sure if I'd want the ceramic or alnico v options. I know Josh from Northlane's Impulse pickups are designed specifically for low 7's, but I haven't tried alnico v pickup in a 7 before. BKPs are also pretty expensive, so I want to be really sure before diving into new territory. On the other hand, I feel like DiMarzio's pickups are a bit too samey. I've only ever tried ceramic DiMarzio pickups. I liked my old PAF 7s, D Activator 7s in my first 7, and the Titan 7s (which I have in my RG752 now), but I'm not sure if those fit a guitar tuned to a low 8-string tuning range. Any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.