I have this Gibson Les Paul Studio Platinum. I bought the thing cause it looks awesome, but I could never get it to sound the way I wanted. At first I swapped the magnets for A2 to A5 to Ceramic, little to no change. Then I found out Gibson uses/used 300 k pots, so I changed those out, it helped but it still had no crunch, I even changed the magnets around again.
I had no money for replacement pups and I had a Duncan Designed HB-102 (i think) laying around, so I said screw it, it fit inside the Gibson cover so I decided to give it a shot and now I think it sounds great.
So someday I may end up springing for the JB (the model i've read its based on) but for now, I really dig the sound.