Holy SH&T!!! My Peavey Predator is a really beat up and abused guitar (not from me, until recently). I dismantled it for the second time and resanded, restained and used Tung Oil this time as the finish. As I was doing this I found a good deal on TGP (Thanks sweetpea) for Dimarzio Area 61's and 54's.... I have to say, the stock Peavey pups on this little strat were defintely nice and bright and sounded good to my ears. I replaced them with GFS grey bottoms (for get the exact model) more to practice soldering and getting used to working on partscasters... I still need more practice (wait until you see this guitar!!!!) But I got these pups (neck and middle = 61's, bridge = 54, although I believe I could move them around with no issues if I wanted) and HOT DAMN these sound good. Big, fat, warm, clear and clean and very quiet (even in a noisy basement with unshielded cavity and lame soldering technique). I have to burn all this in (didn't even really do a setup on the guitar as of yet) but these sound really, really good. I know there are some recent posts about these, figured I'd write a little review. I like em A LOT!