I bought a Kerry King Signature V Generation 2 the other day and the pick ups suck hardcore. was wondering what would be a good to replace them with playing stuff like Devildriver Bullet for my Valentine Arch Enemy Dethklok through a Peavy Viper amp soon to be a 6505.

I know I can throw in some EMG 81's and be happy but really want to know if there is anything different I could try out
Most of those bands Use EMG's, but Devildriver uses Seymour Duncan Blackouts, which I feel are the better pickups.

Are your pickups already active or not.......