yea if you dont played things at least as heavy as pantera you wont like it.
i dont get the thin thing. every one says its thin. it does not sound thin at all to me. i have it in a koa neck and body carvin dc 127. its sounds way thicker than than the jb in my soloist. i dunno maybe it just works with my rig well.
maybe it would sound terrible in another situation.
so yea hear is what i am getting out of it.
i am getting a very mean thick agressive tone. while it lacks the clarity of the c22b (carvin stock) it is not muddy sounding. i did have to drasticly change my eq for this pickup as it is very bright.
but in the end i came out with what i wanted. the sound i already had with more balls.
i have been playing for 12 years so i have heard a thin muddy sizzly tone may times. this pickup is not giving my any of those. i dont know. everyones rig is different. everyone plays different. i think it sucks for you guys that bought this pickup and it didnt work out.
i think if if you got a dark amp or a lot of eq options and you want to play extreme metal this pick up will do you well.
if you got a jcm 800 or any other bright and want to play anything less heavy then stay away from it you will hate it.