When I was playing strats as my main guitar, I had a Virtual Hot PAF in the bridge. I thought it had a really nice tone (not dark at all) and worked well with the Areas I had in the neck and middle. I've had many dimarzios -- paf pro, breed, AT-1, gravity storm, air classic, air zone, (never...
compared to the 59, the Airzone will have a bit more output, more mids and low mids, and less top end. this could be better or worse for you, depending on your preferences and of course the other parts of your rig...
yup look for old pacificas from the 80s or early 90s. they had nice high end ones with floyds.
Like this one:
Dimarzio makes great single sized humbuckers
based on your description, check out the:
heavy blues 2
is it for the bridge spot?
My suggestion is to skip the cab emulation of the Blackstar, and to use Redwirez cab sims in your DAW.
I don't own a blackstar, but this is the method I've used for recording with the modelers I have (digitech RP1000 and POD HD300)
the cruisers sound great. they sound like a fatter louder single coil
Listen to andy timmons, he uses cruisers in a H/S/S config as well.
but he uses the cruiser bridge model for the neck and middle -- that's the ticket!
if you want louder and fatter that the cruiser, try the pro track.
RedTiger is right about the PAF Joe having less mids than the paf pro, but it still has more mids than a typical paf-style neck humbucker.
It also has a bit less low end than the paf pro, so it really suits the neck position.
I will add another characteristic of the PAF Joe that doesn't get...