I've been trying to get good rock distortion out of my SD Alnico II Pro Flat Vintage pickups and they sound pretty good but not as good as my more rock oriented guitars with 15K ohm pups. I've tried lots of amp variations with the equalizer controls and the gain but I haven't gotten close to the tones I like out of my rock guitars. But, I'm new at this so I thought I'd ask here, should I give up trying to get great rock distortion out of my low output pups? In case your interested, my favorite sounding rock guitar is a B.C. Rich Warlock. It is a good guitar but the lower wing really gets in the way when I play sitting. The guitar with the vintage pups is an Ibanez Talman which is like a Nashville. It is very comfortable but rather than switch to hot pups I think I will keep it stock. I'm considering getting and Ibanez RG guitar for wildman distortion. Thanks!