I have a guitar that's got a Seymour Duncan Incader pickup in the bridge. it s a full on heavy metal pickup, but i use it to play punk rock. it's too distorted for tracking in the studio, but it works great live because it makes the guitar sound big and beefy. the only problem again is in the studio, and i dont know what pickup would have a similar sound, without sounding terrible when i record it...
^ I Actually Lol'd
Check and mate.
The Fish and Chips Eq works great.
Now I lol'd. danelectro pedals arent 'great'
Short of an EQ, try a Duncan JB. Or a Gibson 498.
Try rolling off the volume on the pick-up a bit it should be less distorted then.
If you have the cash , Bareknuckle Nailbomb?
There is no such thing as a pickup that is "too distorted", as the only thing that can distort is the signal in the amp, which is dictated by the magnitude of the pre-amp signal. You control distortion from the amp, so if you get too much signal from the pre-amp to the post-amp, just ease up on the gain and your sound will clean up.