So I'm reasonably happy with the DiMarzio D-Activator in my six-string, 24-fret Ibanez RG3XXV (basswood body, maple neck and fretboard), but I'm not digging the neck Air Norton S and am looking for possible alternatives. While the ANS isn't a bad pickup, it sounds clear and mostly balanced, it doesn't have that upper range shimmer, sweetness and detail, and sounds kind of bland up there lacking character. This is even in parallel coil mode where it sounds very much like a traditional single coil. I believe I'm looking for something that still has clarity but possibly a bit brighter pickup with more higher end detail without losing too much output or sounding too thin in humbucker/series configuration. I am considering the DiMarzio Chopper or Fast Track 1, or a Seymour Duncan Cool Rails or Hot Stack (not sure about the Hot Rails as the specs say lots of mids and lower on the treble). My main use for the neck pickup is Petrucci like leads in prog metal style of playing with sweep arpeggios and fast alternate picking. Just wondering what you guys would suggest.