Ok, I've been screwing around with this pickup and how it works with my amp a bit more, and I think I have a better video demonstration of it now:
I still can't quite figure out if I like this pickup. I think it's probably better for me than the Heavy Blues (it's definitely more traditional sounding), and there's probably enough output, but it feels a little... Not quite right, I guess. It records fairly well (I can put up raw unprocessed tracks if you want) and responds reasonably well, but it just feels a hair constrained somehow. I'm wondering if that's just a tradeoff with noiseless singlecoils, but either way this is one of the best ones I've played.
Also, it's cold in Boston today (49 when I woke up) and I'm clearly kind of slumming it today - I look a little like a slightly chubby hipster lumberjack in this video. Whatever.
Wow... stellar tone and playing, Drew. It seems to be nice and touch sensitive, going from that hollow, "tubular" stratty tone to a nice scream when you dig in. It does nice things with your legato as well.