I agree thats why i made the post in the first place. Seymour duncans are like 200-300 bucks for the set thought and I dont want to pay that much currently. Im 100% trying some out in the future but until then Id like an alternative to what I have at the moment. Im not even sure if upgrading the pickups will solve my problem. The guitar itself sounds fine but too muddy/bassy plugged in and I suspect its the pickups.I have this thing about buying cheap.
Cheap is cheap is cheap.
Value is what one should be aiming for.
It's a personal opinion and you can try cheap pups if you want to but I would look for
Seymour Duncan's. They sound very good, they are priced right and they have a nice resale value.
Also you can choose a model according to your playing style.
I have heard many SD 59's in all kinds of guitars and they always sounded good.
For Blues, Rock, they deliver the classic tones.
Other models are more edgy if needed.
The site has "tone samples".
Have a listen!
Good luck with your search!