I have a Pearly Gates Plus in my Strat and I have a few concerns...
1) When I first installed it, I had to drill a hole in the Pick guard for the screw to hold it into place. Maybe that means I'm NOT supposed to put it in. Eff the world, I do what I want.
2) Also when I first installed it, it fit snug- TOO snug. It's at an ever-so-slight tilt in its cavity, and of course the coils are going to be "off". Which makes me think that, hey, I need to adjust the pickup height/ bridge saddles to compensate for the slight tilt. (By "Slight" I mean less-than-two degrees.)
3) When I switch from the middle singlecoil to the bridge humbucker I get this HUGE blast of treble that I don't think I should have. There's definitely bass there, it's just not a prevalent as I thought it would be. I wanted a rich full tone, and instead it feels like it's 90:10 with the treble and bass. I wish I could give you a sample clip, but all I have is wireless internet and therefore I can't update my POD software.
I figure I just wired it wrong. I need to open it up to see EXACTLY what I did, but I think I'm going to wait until I have to change the strings.
It's a problem, but I think I can deal with it.