I have been searching for a pickup that has nice highs like the custom custom's in my guitars but a bigger tighter bass. The regular Custom was just not doing it for because of the harsh highs it has. So today my alnico 8 magnets came in so i went and put one straight into my Schecter C-1+ and DAM. this is the chunkiest pick up i have probably played. Still really nice highs not quite as good as the CC was to me but they will still do. It is definitely much tighter than the CC and the mids are HUGE. Sometimes it does get the "Cocked Wah" effect that people talk about on here but i actually like it. It just sounds massive. Haven't had a chance to play with it in a band situation but i believe it well be able to cut pretty well. All in all, this is definitely my new favorite pickup. I will try to post some before and after clips when i go to change it on my Schecter Tempest.