I just installed the VVG HCC in the neck of my spruce topped chambered ash Telething. From the time I ordered it to the time it arrived in Canada was 6 days! That's freakish fast considering I don't believe he had it in stock. I also ordered a regulat humbucker. The pickup is really well made and Pete shipped it with AlNi 2 magnets installed and Alnico 3 magnets as spares as part of deal. Instead of the regular sheetmetal legs with threaded holes, Pete's pups have a brass threaded insert and matching threaded screws that are a bit heavier than normal. The pickup sounds instantly like an old jazz guitar - dark and woody through a DRRI set on 5. The pup is very powerful although it measures out at only 5.6K ohms. I've got it adjusted pretty much flush with the body. It delivers woody jazz and blues tones easily overdriving the amp when you dig in. I'm using 250K pots and -022mF caps so I'm going to experiment with 500K pots and .047mF caps to experiment a bit. I'll be putting the humbucker in the bridge of my Flying V onc some new pots show up. I'm very happy with VVG.