Price paid: $ 304
Purchased from: ZZounds.com
Sound — 9
I use this heavenly chariot of a humbucker on a CJ-400 Cruiser by Crafter (neck and bridge pickups) With a Bogner: Metropolis amplifier and they produces extreme but gentle tone. I Play quite a bit of jazz with my cruiser and this seems to hold up perfectly. Semi-Harmonics and naturals are like a dream. Commonly used in my style, "Shred-Jazz". Giving a fat, rich, bite-like tone; this pickup is easily one of the best I've ever used.
Overall Impression — 8
I personally love the option to choose gold or silver covers. Due to it matching my guitar I installed these in, Gold would look awful due to the rest being silver hardware. I don't like the fact that you can't buy it in single coil as the guitar they're installed on has a single coil center pickup as well. But the overall sound is intense but melodic, I'd have to say. Well worth the $300 for the duo.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I'm positive these pickups will last, As everything I've ever bought from Seymour Duncan. I've been using these pickups for around two months and haven't had a single problem. I hope to be a professional jazz guitarist someday, and I'll definatly be using these pickups.