Hello, Im sure this is the most common and annoying post made in these forums but im looking for guidance and opinions. I have a well loved 08 les paul in alpine white with ebony fret board. I picked it up years ago over some more expensive used standards it was hanging with because of how much better it sounded to me. its very loud unplugged and has an amazing resonance. stock 498 pickups that came in the studio. I took off to a guitar center recently to celebrate my promotion buying the les paul ive always wanted. I played them in and around my price range (2018 models of all sorts) It sounds dumb but I didnt fall for any of them. some of them just where down right not worth trading my studio on. I picked up one used 17 with seymore Duncans in it and got to thinking.... if i love my old beat studio so much, I should just get some new pick ups. I play a lot of zeppelin and the like but im also into blues. I like the guitars sound but it just seems kinda cloudy and the bridge seems a tad harsh. Id like more clarity. Ive been listening online to all sorts of pickups for the past few days and feel its hard to tell too much by a sound clip. plus every guitar is different. I just cannot find much of a direction I want to be in. so far I like all the pafs If i had to buy a set now i think id like the pearly gates bridge and the antiquity neck... but will the pafs leave me hanging for versatility? will I find them lacking when i want to play the ocasional metal or heavy rock? Is there a pickup that will show off the guitars natural tone better than these stock pickups? Im alos undecided on coil tapping and phase. worth having? let me know what you think.