So, I've been playing my 2014 Firebird for the past 6 months or so. I love the look and playability, but I'm really frustrated with the pickups. I skimmed through mostly negative comments about the pickups before buying, but I figured there was no way they could be as bad as everyone described. Today, I've come to the consensus that yes, they are that bad. Brittle, tinny, and cheap sounding. I tried for months to get used to the sound, hoping I'd warm up to them. Now I pose the question, are there any after market firebird pickups that sound more like a regular humbucker? I realiise that's not what the traditional firebird pickup sounded like, but I'm just wondering. I was hoping to have a sound closer to an sg/les les paul rather than a $100 piece of garbage you buy at target/walmart.