Just curious, as i recently found this works so much better then A5 for me at least in the bridge pos of a strat. Used them in teles many times but it's not the same thing. In a strat there seems to be a bigger difference and they sound much different to me than A5. Anyways, i was wondering not only how many others have found this, but also what brand/models you have used and like best. Also, do you feel the same as me in that A3 seems not to matter near as much as A5 when it comes to height adjustment? A3 has a lot less string pull so you can go very close to the sting, but i don't find a lot of difference between very low and very high except in output. The tone stays much more the same than A5. I'm using a classic vibe 50s bridge model that is exactly the same pickup as the tonerider surfari bridge except for the plastic jacketed leads vs the tonerider's cloth. 6.4k/A3. I also have a benson 7.8k/A3 that isn't as good sounding as the tonerider but has a lot of output which gives it the power of a HB but winding aside, it sounds like it's not as good a design as the TR. Having used certain pickup models that are wound both hot and low and having tried both, i know the difference between the same pickup with more and less winds, and theres a lot more going on between the benson and TR than just number of winds. I think the gauge is the same tho. I feel the TR with extra windings like the benson would kill for a hotter bridge. It actually sounds fuller and bigger then the benson even tho it's wound much lower.