I found the neck pickup to be muddy that is why I was looking for a replacement in the first place. Installing that single coil changed the guitar completely. The neck position became very musical and much more useful.Interesting, mine is definitely dark especially the neck pickup, the bridge is cool but still darker compared to other guitars I own. I do like my guitars to have clarity and bite though.
C-mac, that single coil looks interesting, how does it compare to the stock bucker?