I bought a used Bill Lawrence USA L500XL on eBay, out of a 1997 Washburn Nuno sig, which arrived today, just got it installed in my parts strat. Replacing a SD ‘59. Nothing wrong with the ‘59 (its a really good pickup) I just felt like something different. The pickup ring is slanted though so I had to make some shims to fit under one side of it. It fits nice and flush now. Wowee, this is one heavy as hell pickup! It really reminds me a lot of dimebag as it has a scooped mid characteristic, is tight as hell, and is very sharp on the top end. I was a bit worried it wound sound overly thin, however it actually has a pretty big bottom end. Yet that bottom end is very tight and percussive. I can definitely see how people would say it’s fizzy or harsh, it is pretty harsh, but in a good way in my opinion. For what it’s worth I have a 500k volume and no tone knob. Physically it’s a very thick pickup, I think you’d have issues trying to fit one in something with shallow routes like an Ibanez. It only barely fit in this guitar. The DC resistance is 11.69k (not that it’s a great way to determine output) but I think it’s hotter and sharper sounding than my Lundgren M7. It’s a real beast of a pickup, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Now I wish I could get a 7 string pickup like this, I bet it would kill in my mahogany Mayones. Maybe I’ll just get some heavy strings and tune this guitar down. I’m gonna go play Pantera riffs now.