I need something better than the crappy stock pickup in my DK2. It's a maple body. I want to have good cleans and a clear lead tone with mid-high gain. Price range is up to $150~. Any suggestions guys?
You should check out matched pickups, or at least grab some info about your current pickup output, because it might do a whole difference between a nice, balanced combo or a **** useless neck pickup if the humbucker is too powerful.

''Nice lead tone'' is not a preference, it's a universal rule we each got engraved in our brains, tell us more about the sound you want, a twangy slap in the face, quacky stinging sound, smooth buttery love etc ?
I love music, if music would be a girl then I'd date her, until then let's get back on Earth