I was wondering what PU's to put in my guitars. I've recently been on an annoying, and now rather expensive, quest for my perfect tone. I have a Custom 22, a McCarty standard (all mahogany, no maple top) and a Singlecut. I put an EMG 81 in the bridge and a 85 in the neck of my singlecut, aswell as my custom 22. They sounded better than the stock pup's but I want something more organic and with more character. I play heavier music (hardcore, metal, punk-metal) i.e. atreyu, thrice, and strung out; so I want something with balls. I put a JB and a Jazz in my McCarty, however, I'm having problems with the low E string cutting through the mix. It seems to get lost. Not near the clarity of the rest of the strings. I don't know if this is due to my drop C tuning or not, but maybe some EQ work will cure it. I was thinking maybe the JB would be a good choice for my singlecut and maybe a SH-5 custom for my cu22 to give it more beef. Not sure really. Any suggestions to my pickup quandry would be helpful. By the way, I play stereo through Mesa Triple rec and Marshall JCM 2000 half stacks with a sonic maximizer, no other effects besides that.... if that helps with the suggestions.