:AOK So I have this Epi Dot that has been lying around for a couple years now. The reason it has rarely been out of the case is, I have had to pour money into and STILL not been happy. I have had fretowrk done on it, changed the nut, tuners, guts, everything, but the thing still sounded like poo. Since I got my LP, not much of a reason to really use it. So I went and got some HO pups for it. Ordered in December, got them 3 weeks ago, but took my luthier a few weeks of fighting with it to get em in. Plus I had him put push-pull coil taps in there and I guess that was a pain too. Anyway, these pups are AlNiCo 5, 9k-ish in the bridge and AlNiCo 3 8.3 in the neck, with nickel covers, 4 conductor wire for tapping. I like my pups to have some heat, but for a semi-hollow I didnt want to be fighting feedback all the time. Finally got to play em last night. SWEET! That pos Epi FINALLY has some personality. The bridge is nice and strong, with a bit of sweetness. Lightly compressed, (which I like in a bridge pup) without losing flavor. And backing off on the volume a bit loses the compression without going flat. LOVE IT. But that neck pup, oh man. Dark but not muddy, strong, but not distorted or compressed. The PERFECT balance for me in the neck. The nice thing too about the pickups is, I have never been a big fan of the middle position on humbucking guitars. Always sounded grainy to me. But these thing sound nice there. No grain in sight, just a nice even sound, but one that still has a bit of punch and sweetness. The added bonus of all this, the coil taps. As you all know, tapping a bucker will not give you a strat sound, and I wasnt expecting that. What these things give is a nice funky sound, with some thickness thrown in. And not much noise at all tapped, even when playing with dirt. So far my favorite position is tapping the neck and leaving the bridge as a bucker. That way I can go from funky spank to lead by going from the middle or neck pup to the bridge. I LOVE these pickups. Wont have a gig for a couple weeks but I look forward to trying these things out live. It is an Epi, so I dont think this will replace my LP anytime soon, but I would have no problems at all using this guitar as a backup now and will be using it on tunes that dont call for a lot of heat, but still need a humbucker. Guys, I cant rave enough about the neck pup, so authoritative, but not overbearing. I can see me using the neck a LOT (both in tapped and untapped mode) and switching to the bridge for stinging leads. Will try and post some pics later today. Thanks Jeff, you make some great pups, highly reccomended!