I prefer it with the bar facing the bridge. It was muddy as all hell with the bar facing the neck in my Universe. I was playing through a Triple Rec and an ENGL 570. I basically thought it was a much overhyped shite pickup - I even said so on similar threads. However, with the bar facing the bridge, it turned the guitar into a metal machine. Clear and powerful - not overly bright and not a significant drop in bass, just a drop in mud.
Switch it around, my friend!
Brighter and tighter.