Have had this pickup for years, getting another one.
By: Brian from Missouri
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I have a Duncan JB, Pearly Gates; a Dimarzio Fred, and an original Super D. They are all very well made and sound great for what they are meant for. Obviously they all have different tonality.
How has it stood up over time?
I have had mine about 15 years, love it.
Your general opinion of this product.
Outstanding! Sounds fantastic! Very under-rated pickup. Use by Joe Satriani before he helped developed the Mo Joe..
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Nice even tone, slightly mid heavy, but will take your head off with the right amp. Put the power to the tubes and look out. I have used it to record both rhythm and lead tracks. It has never sounded "bad". A number of musicians I have worked with have commented on it's amazing "bite", for lake of a better term.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Plastic. I kind of like the allen head magnet poles.
How was the action out of the box?