I wouldn't roll off the tone completely, but I would recommend switching to the neck pickup. Especially in that particular song. Also, Steve uses Dimarzio pickups. The Evolution, I think it's called, is what they put in his newest seven string. If you look at the stats on them, they have good mids and highs, but the bass they put out is much more than regular pickups.
Ain't nothin' but a Gear thang, baby!