damn.... i can advise ppl on what pickup to buy, but when it come to myself im soooo god damn confused !!!!! i play mostly heavy,death metal..... shit like lamb of god, arch enemy, bodom, slipknot and stuff.... u get the picture... oh an its the neck pup. and i also want the Metallica the Master of Puppets and Megadeth's Hanger 18 kinda thrash tone.. i cant decide on what to buy..... what i have on my mind 1.EMG HZ4 - Alexi freekin Liaho uses it !!!! :O ! and its EMG fer god sake....used in most of Jacksons an ESP's models 2.Seymour Duncan SH-1 59 - This pup is legendary.... ppl say it can produce any kinda noise, if ur effects are good enough... ppl who used it --- Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) , this guy is one of my favs ..... Will Adler (lamb of god), this guy is one of the meanest guitarists....worship him !!! 3.Seymour Duncan SH-8 invader - this is a damn good pickup for metal..... sounds really heavy and black.... and with a few adjustments from the amp can produce really crunchy tones too..