I personally wouldn't.
I love Basswood but PAF7's just aren't good for metal. In terms of output, I'd say you need a Tone Zone 7 or more.
And I don't care what anyone says, raising the gain on a low output pickup does not make is sound like a high output. It still lacks the crunch. Perfect metal pickups have outputs in the 350HZ to 450HZ range. With those, you can get a great crunch while still getting great clarity and articulation.
As a reference, I'm a Technical Death Metal guitarist. Just figured I'd throw that in there to reassure that I'm not some 80's glam rocker who thinks that Megadeth is the heaviest band on Earth