It sounds like your choice Of amplifiers Could be a Factor, Or overuse of distortion pedals, the rig or set up is very critical when using good pickups, A slight booster pedal into the mark III setting Of my Mesa boogie, and/or into JVM Marshall amplifier. SC with 59/09's produce easily guns and roses type of hard rock. Just beautiful fantastic blooming harmonics, tight power chords. Knock knock knocking on Heaven's door. Often times people expect a good pickup to do everything in the world, I'm just not satisfied it doesn't do everything.