<font color="yellow">I really like the Duncan Custom and 59' myself.
I also like the Duncan Hot Rails and Cool Rails if you want to add a neck single.
I'm not too much of a fan of EMG's in anything other than my Les Paul Custom though, but that's just me and by no means saying it won't work for you or the sound you're looking for, so who knows. Only your ears will tell you what's right for you.
Experiment, pickups are relatively inexpensive and you can usually flip them for at/near what you paid for them if you don't like the tonality you get from them. </font>
I have a 84 Beretta that is maple and put the EMG 85 in it about 2 weeks ago and was really impressed with the outcome.The mids and lows stand out and the harder you push it ,the sweeter and crunchier it gets.Combined with the brightness of the maple body,I really liked it for a single hum guitar. My 2 ............Rev.Timmy
ive got a couple of full maple guitars, the X2N sounds pretty killer in maple. the super 2 or super distortion is also really good, but i think the X2N Kick major ass in maple. also the screamin demon if you dont mind med output as opposed to high ouput.
Thanks for the input, everyone. I previously had a Kramer with a Custom Custom direct-mounted to its maple body, and I loved its sound, but I'd kinda like to try something different this time. Reading DiMarzio's tone description for the Tone Zone makes it sound like it might be just the ticket. I hadn't considered the Super Distortion. That might be cool, too. The X2N could be cool, but I'm plugging into a Pod XT Live, and the manual says to switch the input to lower sensitivity for high-powered pickups, which would be self-defeating.