I have been planning on getting an ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 MGO and was thinking of swapping out one/both pickups. I was looking for a Mark Morton/Lamb of God type of tone. Looking for a full, chunky sound that's not too bright or dark as well as being well defined. I would like to be able to have enough punch that cuts through the drums and bass. I have had bright, muddy tones for some time due to high output pickups (Gibson 490R/498T and a pair of SH-6's in my two main axes) and when I play live with loud volume you can't even tell the notes apart. Hell, you can't even hear yourself think with all the annoying feedback. Everything was so muddy and loose (yes I know, that's what she said) with every tone on my amp that I tried (Peavey 6505+ tube amp), so now you know where I'm coming from.
So like the title says, which would achieve that sound I'm looking for? I know Mark used a pair of 59's before going to dimarzio. The way I look at it: sh-14 is like a higher output 59; and the sh-5 is brighter, heavier sh-14 with the ceramic magnet. I didn't immediately go with the 59s because I figured Mark has more of a stacked set up that could achieve a powerful sound with just vintage pu's. So I figured I'll go with something that has more output since my amp is not to the level of Mark's. Would the sh- 5 be too bright (heard online its highs were "nasally")? And would the sh-14 have enough output or distortion for those chugging riffs without? Whichever I choose I'll probably pair with a 59, good idea? The ESP that I would be putting the pick up in has a mahogany body with rosewood fretboard, and is very light and slim (7.9 pounds). Forgive me for any contradicting tones I mentioned as well as the length of this essay-length question. Any help would be appreciated.