This outstanding set of pickups were engineered and designed to not only cover excellent vintage-style tones, but even more importantly for the heavy metal player. Especially those who like to play through hi-gain amps, and still be assured excellent note seperation, harmonics, and plenty of articulation in those hi-gain situations while still having plenty of meat. A great verbal explaination of this can be heard starting at the 15 minute mark of this review with Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth. http://www.wcrclips.com/clips/interview_040308.mp3
These come in various color combos (Zebra-Cream or White, Reverse-Zebra Cream or White, Double black, White,etc.). Gold hardware is avaiable. The pickups read out at apprx. 8k at the neck, 9.7k at the bridge. The coils in each pickup are slightly off balance from each other to maximize the extraordinary harmonics, articulation, and note seperation. 3 different cable/conductor types are also optional at no extra cost on this set. Braided, 2 conductor + ground, and 4-conductor + ground. Solid nickel-silver covers are optional as well (extra) in Raw, Brushed, and Polished. Mounting screws and springs are included.