I recently got one of these Korean made semi-hollows because I love the Gretsch look as well as a few of my favorite musicians having used one (Rancid, The Reverend Horton Heat, Cage the Elephant). However, I've decided while I really like how this guitar plays, the pickups (Modern Black Top Filter'Trons) leave something to be desired. They're lacking clarity. I enjoy the clean tones a fair amount, but overall the tone is very rounded and lacking attack, especially when using distortion. Adjusting the amp's EQ didn't help as much as I would have liked. I was wondering what pickups you guys would recommend to open up the brightness and clarity without turning the guitar into a tinny, ice-picky, body-less mess. Below are some sample recordings of the Gretsch, as well as a Les Paul Studio Deluxe with a Burstbucker Pro in it for comparison. These were recorded with an SM57 out of a Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue (knobs go from 1 -12) with the bass at 6.5, middle at 6.5, treble at 8, presence at 6.5, and the volume at 2 . The controls on both guitars were at 10/10. Gretsch Bridge https://instaud.io/LGw Les Paul Bridge https://instaud.io/LGx Gretsch Bridge Overdrive https://instaud.io/LGA Les Paul Bridge Overdrive https://instaud.io/LGB Gretsch Bridge Heavy Fuzz https://instaud.io/LGC Les Paul Bridge Heavy Fuzz https://instaud.io/LGD I have recordings of the other pickups as well if you think they will help. Anything that brings the Gretsch at or a little above the clarity and attack of the Les Paul should be fine. Please help me, I don't know what I'm doing. Thanks in advance.