Man...like you READ ABOUT!!! I installed the Herc in my bridge last night...forget everything you know about high output pickups, these are perfect. I usually hate high output pickups, but these are amazing. I instantly noticed a much more percussive vibe, notes became very rich and stayed articulate. The thing I noticed most was how easily you could control the pickup via volume knob or pick attack...so easy to manipulate. Bottom line is that Jim Wagner knows what he's doing...I'm definately going to order a set of Goodwoods for the more traditional Les Paul sound as well.