I have a basic jackson rhoads, fixed bridge. Was thinking of upgrading pickups. passive prefferd. i got duncans ALNICO II pro on my other guitar, a mex strat. what i found is that on the dirty mode these pickups have a very rich sound, extremely! cleans are wonderful. this would probably suit the needs for a jazz or a classic rock guitar player. thats not what i want now. Also seymor duncans are more organic and take on more of the characteristics of the wood. Now im looking for a blunt sound that suit heavy stuff. also I heard several times recently, that Dimarzios will sound more or less the same regardless of whether they are on an alder body or basswood or any other(what i heard, never played on a guitar w/ Dimarzios) Where do EMG's fit in this scale? How sensitive are they to say, alder vs. basswood vs. agathis on the jackson basic rhoads. I'll be getting the pickups changed after two weeks. by then please help me what is good for heavy. the jackson is made from basswood. budget is flexible.