what pickups would give you the correct tone for shredding and guitar leads
you dont need correct pickups for shreding and stuff like that, you just do it. but you can adjust settings on your amp to make you solos sound better or get certain pedals to add some extra effects to your solos
There's no "correct tone" haha but EMGs are what a lot of people use, they are really high output and meant for metal and metal leads.
some guitarists use low output pickups with a preamp pedal.
I think the neck pu is better for shred, a la lower output.