I love the way my Guitar sounds , Live & in the studio .It brings back a sound captured by bands made famous during the start of the Jam Bands and rock fests during the late 70's thru the 80's, a time of great music and innovative musicians of which I was a part of. I strongly recommend these Planet Tone Pickups !!
I play straight up bebop jazz, rock, country and when I’m feeling naughty I love playing hard rock and metal (EVH is my all time favorite!). This is the second Road Pro IV set that I’ve bought and it’s absolutely THE most versatile set I’ve ever used. The bridge pickup especially is a beautiful balance between vintage vibe and modern power. I can’t recommend this set enough!
The description of these pickups is spot on but to add a little extra, think vintage vibe but with modern drive but you NEVER lose the dynamic touch and feel of the vintage vibe. I play straight ahead Jazz standards and it’s beautiful. Think John Scofield, Larry Carlton, Steely Dan kinda vibe and they handle moderate output with pushed overdrive extremely well! Perfect! Warm clear with strong mids and the bottom strings stay big and tight. Never woofy. The treble strings are warm and chimey. Very balanced and never harsh. What surprised me the most though was how hard you can drive them. These are AWESOME high gain style pickups! Pinch harmonics pop! Legato and tapping phrases are fantastic with this set. I often use Van Halen’s song Runaround as a barometer for a middle position humbucker sound. They sound amazing! Overall, the balance of frequencies is quite refined. I’ve not played anything quite like these. They work perfectly for me! Thank you!!!