Well, I've had my 8 up and running for about a week now since I swapped out what I consider to be bad stock pickups for BKP's and restrung it with Labella 10-52's + some random heavy gauge D'Addario I had lying around; and I must say, I paid $300+ for what? The Miraclemans really underwhelmed me, so much that I'm gonna e-mail Tim/BK and ask if I can do an exchange for the spare Warpig that Nick has (yes, unfortunately I do have to go to the Axe Palace again). They're not as hot as I thought they'd be and the voicing isn't too great for even what I had asked for at the time (a Scale the Summit type rhythm tone). I tried it with different applications of both through my Mesa and then through the Peavey Revalver on my computer (ran it through 6505/Triple XXX/Classic 30 etc) and it wasn't too great on any of them.
I have to ask, why are they so hyped? Maybe the Warpig will change my mind.
I will say that I have tried every pickup I have ever been interested in and the BKP painkillers are in a league of their own. Amazing. I would try something different..You can't judge a brand on one model.
I also tried a set that JJ had in an epi LP. I think they were Stormy Mondays and I was blown away. *shrug*
They live up to the hype and are Worth every penny IMHO