Yeah... The New7's would probably rock for nu-metal rhythm- loads of mud there. I went with an Air Norton/tone Zone combo. I'm in love with the norton- very clear and defined, and responsive to harmonics. The Tone Zone is a little weak in the high end for me, while still managing to sound a tad "fizzy" distorted. Go figure. I might try an evo on my 2027 (PAF Pro in the neck, tone zone in the bridge, which i REALLY don't like in the mahogany- it really is pretty decent in the basswood), althuygh i've heard great things about the seymour Duncan JB, so i might go that route. Who knows.
Anyway, the New7's aren't BAD pickups, they just didn't offer what i was looking for.