I now officially own the ugliest PWH in the world.
Two things are shocking about this thread.
1.) Chris rewired this for me. He brought down the two Fenders and his Martin for string changes/setup work, and I had him rewire my UV. I think for once I got the better end of the deal - he even brought beer!
2.) This thing sounds AWESOME. I've never been a massive fan of the Blaze neck - it's a bit dark and smooth, and always seems to have this woodiness to it that sounds eminently like Steve Vai. It's a pickup that's probably voiced to work a lot better with Marshalls or brighter amps, while I always tend to like bright guitars into dark amps. The bridge smokes, but the neck and I have always merely sort of lived with each other. This, on the other hand, is a totally different beast. It's almost shockingly brighter than the Blaze - I did a double take with the first chord I played, and for a moment thought maybe we'd accidently wired it in parallel or something. It was a bit too close to the strings and run through a very bright clean channel, so after backing it off a little and adjusting the amp, well, it rules. It's much closer to what I'm looking for in a neck humbucker - the brightness and attack more like a singlecoil, but with the output and girth of a humbucker.
I'm still in new gear euphoria, but so far I think I really like it, and it seems to balance/compliment well with the Blaze in the bridge.