Gonna start this by saying that I got into Metallica when Load was released. I was 13 or so at the time and only gave a shit about David Gilmour, Eric Johnson and Alice In Chains....I saw the video premier for "Until It Sleeps" and loved the clean guitar part....that's what got me into...
$45 well spent at Red Bear. I talked to the owner there and we made a shape that simulates Bulb's pick attack EXACTLY.
My tone is also immeasurably more organic.
Never going back to plastic picks. It would be like going to 2d from 3d.
Am I getting old? I installed a Duncan Pearly Gates in the bridge of one of my Soloists this weekend and really love it.
For all you Axe-FX users out there, you really should consider trying low-output pickups with it. The sound quality and dynamics of the AFX really open up with the Pearly...