These are great sounding pickups. Near the top my list for passives. As far as extreme metal tones are concerned though, I'm an EMG guy through and through.
These sound a lot like a hairier Distortion. Great hair metal pickup for Ratt type stuff.
Only conditional issue is I trimmed the ends to fit in my Mockingbird. Perfectly functional, but uhhhhhhhhhh. Well, I guess if you are the kind of person that matters to, you aren't my preferred clientele anyways. Fuck off and die pretty boy. I only deal with true warriors of frostbite. You are probably only looking at these because your favorite youtube superstar demo'd them or something and not because you want to write a trilogy of three songs about dragons and lovemaking and fair maidens and like, a castle but the castle is actually made of fire. Except the foundation. The foundation is concrete and completely up to code. But the entire rest of the castle is literally made of fire.
Seriously though, if those clipped ends are an issue I can probably be negotiated down by $2. I won't be pleasant about it though. It will be tense.
I've sold to a ton of people here, and my written communication is always cordial. Only after you have actually bought them, I will drop the act and straight up sign my PMs or emails, "Thanx for Nuthin' 666". Because I like to feel badass.
Also that picture showing the clipped ends is totally not in focus but I think we can agree that first picture has a near professional layout. So tasteful. So grim.
I also have a set with a trem spaced bridge I'm not dead set on selling, but if you are in the market hit me up.