Alright, so I bought my friends Epiphone G 400 off of him for $150. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it besides some fret buzz, and some realllly bad pick ups. They're wayyy too muddy, but the rest of the guitar is perfect. Stays in tune well, etc. But I have some extra cash since I only paid the 150 for it, and I decided to grab some new pickups. Now here's the dilemma, I don't know which ones to get. I was looking for something that'll help me get a nice metal/hard rock sound. I had taken a look at Seymour Duncan JB and Jazz set up, for about $130, or even the Blackout set for about $200. But I'm open for suggestions, though I'd like to shy away from EMG's. Thanks.
SD JB/Jazz is a good combo. Alternatively, you could try a JB/'59.