Price paid: $ 35.99
Purchased from: www.Guitarfetish.com
Sound — 9
I will say that for $36 dollars, the output of these pickups is something other. They have a high output and it is very crunch but clean at the same time. Depending on if I have Distortion on or not. When you adjust your tone knobs right you can get the Neck pickups to sound like a dimebucker. The tones can really range from anything. it's suitable for all kinds of music, but more specifically rock and metal. You can actually purchase the pickups for a neck or bridge, so you get the best of both worlds there.
Overall Impression — 9
I really love the sound that it produces. Very powerful, and deep when in the bridge position, with the tone around 6 (I like that sound, even on my cheap Crate GFX-30. (but especially when hooked up to a tube amp). I also liked the looks of them. They were very clean and kind of broke away from the naked humbucker look. Kinda of like a Zakk Wylde kind of look.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The pickups were very clean when I pulled them out of the box. They fit just fine in my Dean Vendetta, and looked really good. I would really consider these as first resort pickups if I went gigging. I think that they could really last a while. I think that for the price, even if something did happen to the pair I have now, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair.