I've grown weary of this pickup, as I no longer have any single-pickup guitars.
Point being, this is the most unbelievably hot pickup I've ever used. It's significantly more powerful than any of EMG's offerings, and is SO HOT that it does not clean up. Period. Into the clean channel of any tube amp gets you an AC/DC tone, which is about as low-gain as this pickup can do. It requires 18v, and will work fine with standard 25k pots (which is what i use), even though SD recommends 100k. I'm using it in the bridge of my ESP Mirage, and There isn't a bridge pickup I can pair it up with so that the volume difference isn't unbelievable. If you've got a single-pickup guitar that you use for metal, and like actives, this is THE pickup for you. Period.
I'm looking to trade it for an EMG X-series 85 or 81, an SD Blackout, or an SD Livewire Classic. I'd also trade it for a non X-series, but I'd ask you to cover shipping both ways, maybe.