I really like the guitar other than the pickups so that may be the best solution. However, I have no idea what pickups would be ideal for my guitar. I want the best of both worlds...a great metal tone but still have a good clean tone. I've looked at the dimarzio and seymour duncan websites but its hard to tell what pickups are going to sound like by reading a description. I thought the D-activators might be good but then i found some reviews where people hated them. So, I looked at the blackouts but read that a clean tone is near impossible. If anybody has any recommendations for pickups I would love to hear them.