I have never posed this question on here, and I usually snicker when I read things like "what pickups for ________ tone?" BUT...I figure...I am spending the coin at RS, so why skimp on the humbuggies now...... I have always really liked my Classic 57's, especially in SG's, but in this guitar, they seem a little "muted" if that makes any sense.......This 57 reissue paul is on the darker side, acoustically, to begin with. A short list of pickups I am considering are: Holmes.....People I know personally love em, but geez....expensive. Lollar Imperials.......I have played his pickups and liked em, but havent tried his humbuckers. Bare Knuckles......Mules, maybe Black Dogs Frailins Thoughts?