Breed vs. Evolution
BREEDS MAN, I'M TELLIN' YA. *if you are into heavy stuff, it's BREEDS. *i have a jem7dbk and love its tone! *very tight bottom end that is punchy. *nice scooped mids but not too much, and nice level highs. *
EVOLUTION... great pickup for the same metal sound but have more warmth to them. *they will work fine for you but the breeds have a little more bite.
of course it's your amp as well. *for that i recommend LINE6 POD PRO through BBE maximizer through MESA BOOGIE 50/50 tube amp. *INSANE MY FRIEND INSANE!!!!!
EMG81's are way cool as well, although, lack character. *they are cold in a way...raw and mean, not much color with them.
a really excellent pickup....i mean, TOTALLY EXCELLENT, is the humbucker found in the peavey vandenberg guitar. *VERY PUNCHY, VERY TIGHT, VERY HIGH OUTPUT. *i forgot the rating but i had it tested. *it's almost twice as high output as the duncan distortion. *but like someone said in this post, output isn't everything. *these vandy's had tone and power and punch and attitude. *i loved them so much! *i used to have a bunch but had to sell them all. *i love the breeds in the jem. *only way to go for metal. *that is what i used. *
EVO'S AND BREEDS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GO. *i usually use my jem with breeds for rhythm and the neck p/u for solos or the jem with EVO'S for solos and clean stuff. *either would be good...but that is just what i do.