tonally anal it's a good thing, serious tone here you are!!!!!
By: Harsh Times from Birmingham, Alabama U.S.A, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
top quality, and I hate chrome and gold so I took chance and removed cover and they all come zebra underneath but if thats what u want, if you cant desolder cover were it meets bottom plate have it done, breaking solder joint apart w/ screwdriver you can easily hit winding inside and then your screwed.
How has it stood up over time?
1 set is 3 years old wonder why you have'nt seen them, well other than over last few months online, only place were boutique shops cause of price 117.00 a piece , but worth every penny.
Your general opinion of this product.
best humbuckers s. duncan has put out yet, also remove the chrome cover or have removed they are zebra underneath and I've had em all, finally best tone ever came from putting antiquitys in my gibson with the sprague orange drop capacitors I ordered from ebay store, course it already had cts pots, either orange drops or bumblebee caps, help alot even to factory burstbuckers, but orange drops is no risk there are a few places on ebay that bumblebees are not color coded right and I've heard them flatten tone, orange drop caps are what slash uses but I would use Antiquity's atleast in bridge positrion and leave neck alone if good, but put neck and bridge on my PRS SE Santana also took it to GC and all n agreement sounded 10 times better than american 4,000.00 Santana, good for anywhere humbuckers are cause they have widest tone range I've ever heard go from hey jude to enter sandman just by adjusting gain and volume.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
widest range you will find, these are p/ups I know all would love, and you know there are no p/ups out there like that, cause of difference in playing style and genre but w/ turn of 2 knobs on amp I go from GNR, to blues, to jazz, widest range I've ever seen and I did pay more for 1 set of EVH's and Dimarzio's also and they do 1 maybe 2 sounds great otherwise, plus once you pick an axe like I carried 4 everywhere 3 LP's, 1 w/ floyd rose, and my PRS santana se but w/ all same p/ups now I take LP w/Floyd Rose and my PRS so 2 travel now not 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
from bright to smooth, and from ultra hot to muddy, brown sound do it all best investment around cut down on alot of waisted gear or uneeded now?!!!!!!
How did the stain or paint job look?
chrome finish has antique look to it on purpose, so its not goo or anything, looks cool vintage look for chrome, never seen gold sure its distressed also. cant go wrong here, so glad I did it on that 1st Gibson LP cause guys w/ cheaper like epi's I rewire w/ new switchcraft toggle and input jack, then put cts 500k pots on and these pickups, new tuners if ness. and orange drop caps are 10.00 on ebay, and buy Antiquity's and then you could'nt see difference much anyway but now you cant hear difference and save so much money even when they are buying new axe , I tell em get that Epi you daid u liked color and inlays and we order p/ups and sounds like 3800.00 for under 600.00 for everything!!!!!!!!!!
How was the action out of the box?
come wrapped in paper signed by S. Dunncan himself then each is put in cloth antiquity bag, and then in box with extra sticker in each box, I put stickers on back pot cover plastic on my guitars that have them so at gigs players would see what I was talking bought, esp. the venues were my axes go to a marshall haze 40 tube combo, people were amazed, yes use 8 pedals on my boards but you just had to hear it no matter wat u step on drive, distortion, wah, flanger, its all so clean and clear, I can pick string 1/16" above either p/u and clear as a chime.