Your going to hate hearing this, but its not your guitar as much as it is your amp settings. You should really do some google searches for the "sound" your looking for. If you want smashing pumpkins sound, do a search for it. I play a JB in a Jag-Stang, and I can play Pantera/Metallica to Country, but I also have a Marshall AVT150H head and Cab, and A Fender Deville 2x12 Hotrod combo at my diposal to achieve the sounds I want. It takes alot of fiddling to get the right tone. I suggest taking sound breaks or (rest your ears) for a hour, then go a listen to the amp again, you'll be suprised how it will sound, either worse than you thought or better. Also the volume level you play at will effect the tone of your amp/guitar combo as well. Sorry but I suggest fiddling more with it before you throw in the towel. Oh and mark your setting down on paper so you won't forget how you got that tone. Good luck.