I can't see spending $200 for the new Shredder pickup which is based on the JB but I was tempted. I am sure it is nice. However, I am thinking of going back to the stand by - JB/59.
I like the BBQ, but I kind of miss the JB. It works so well for clean to crunch to to chunky drop D riffing to searing leads. I tried the Custom but it was too hard for me - the JB seems richer and smoother.
I would say the JB is as warm on the low end and mids as the BBQ, and clear!It also has a smoother and cleaner midrange/treble response than the BBQ.