Greetings TGPers: I need some help with some pickups for a Les Paul Standard. It currently has a set of Dimarzio PAF Classics, which are decent. At the same time, I have a spare set of Gibson 57 Classics that I'd like to try in this guitar. Can someone tell me what to expect? To be frank, I'm not sure what sound I'm going for - maybe I'm looking for something that has a little more dimension than the current pickups, which have lots of sparkle, but maybe not quite as much dark grit as I'd like. If you have time to download some sample MP3s of where I've been with my sound, please go to http://www.guitardavetaylor.com - there will even be a couple of clips with the Les Paul - Dimarzios. Who knows, you may say, "leave it alone - you won't get a better sound with the Gibson pickups." My preferred guitar, BTW, is still a 61 SG Reissue. By installing the 57 Classics, can this Les Paul be made to sound more like that, while retaining the thick punch of the LP? One last question: How can I determine which of these two 57 Classics has the higher output without strapping it into the guitar? Much thanks. BTW, please pardon the run-on paragraph. For some reason, paragraph breaks are not taking.