I've had a skyline 55-01 for a couple years now. It's got a great solo sound but it never feels totally present in a band setting, and I've tried all kinds of EQing and whatnot. The problem is it's just got too polite of a sound and I need it to have some more balls. An example of my ideal tone can be heard here Damian Erskine plays a modulus quantum. That might have either EMGs or barts, I'm tending to think EMG. The tone is more than just the pickups, I know I know I know, but I'm looking for a soapbar that has that kind of booty and really cuts. I know routing will be necessary, but I am totally down with that.