Just started jamming with a new band. Had been taking my Torero (into a MarshalL JVM) to practice. We're playing anything from classic to more modern hard rock stuff and needed the Floyd for some tunes. Also didn't want to be dragging my custom 24 Artist Package around to get dinged up. Another week a tune with a non-standard tuning was added to the set list so I took along my custom 24 to handle the non-standard tuning. Not possible with the Floyd on the Torero. At practice when switching (same amp, same settings) I was amazed at how much brighter the 24 was compared to the Torero; more bite, cute through the mix better (at least to my ears). Now I did check the battery and it was quite low, but replacing with fresh didn't seem to address the issue much. Should I consider new pickups for the Torero. Suggestions? Do I go with another active replacement? Go passive? Still want the Torero to remain a heavy rock guitar but want it to cut a bit more. I want something that can handle pretty heavy overdrive and keep individual string clarity on chords. Now in comparing this to my 24, I have replaced the custom 24 stock pickups with Seymour Duncan's as the stock ones, thought I liked them, lost individual string clarity when driven hard by my JVM. Appreciate some advice.