These are interesting, so I thought I'd tell you about them.
They're actually called ALS Blackbirds.
The story goes something like this:
Lots of BM copies exist now.
Doug wanted something to keep BM unique.
Doug is a mad scientist.
He designed some pickups (the most interesting part)
He was going to keep them for just blackmachines, but _insert some gossip that was probably none of my business, though doug and jon each told me, I wouldn't feel good about putting it in the internet_ you can get them from Feline Guitars (Jon and Doug are good friends, Feline make all the B6's), £190 a set.
I've just learned that there was some other controversy about the maker. I don't care about that.
When I heard them I thought the bridge was a really smooth ceramic. It's not, it's a freakishly tight, crunchy A5. Not as tight as an 81, that would be crazy, but shockingly tight for an A5 pickup. The idea goes, get the tightness and definition without ceramics harsher top end. Something to do with being A5, poly wire with a large offset in the winds. They look scatterwound as well. (But they don't sound like BKs (or I wouldn't like them). They're a lot brighter and less muddy than any of the BK high gainers (Edit; that I've used at least).
The neck is A4, quite a bit darker voiced and very smooth.
They're both very hot, but not to the point of insanity. Similar to my Distortion in the bridge. They stay very clear indeed under high gain, and have, like zero ugliness in the high end to them.
With regards to the photo - I'm really, really, REALLY not a photographer (and I don't give a shit, so ner).