This is a pickup for the discerning and experienced player. It's got better articulation and more subtlty than the 500T with the same power and definition.
Compared to the stock singles this thing just jumps in volume. My old strat now feels like a new guitar, it's great.
This pickup has super high output. It also has a really strong personality, it's not as "hi-fi" as the EMG pickups. The tone is the best, this is how a guitar should sound.