Well, today I finished installing a Dimarzio Dominion into the bridge position of my Charvel So-Cal. Once the guitar was patched back together and restrung, I fired up my Engl Fireball 100 and took it for a test run. Starting on the lead channel, my immediate impression was that the hype of this pickup being a "medium output" was not exaggerated. Even at the highest gain settings, this pickup kept my Engl sounding clear and defined, and the increased mids were a definite "plus" through the Fireball. The medium output does of course bring out a few of the nuances in your own playing. I found myself really needing to dig in to get the articulate pitch harmonics and aggressive sounding leads however, much of this can also be attributed to the medium gain setting I was using on the Fireball. If anything, I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that I was forced to tighten up my own playing. Keeping my EQ settings the same on my head, I switched over to the clean channel. Keeping the clean gain to a near minimum and increasing my masters, the clean came through very clear - Surprising for a Mark Morton signature pickup! The increased mid range seemed to give the pickup a bit more "throat" on the clean channel - And while I'm generally accustomed to flipping over to the neck pickup for my cleans, I could definitely see this pickup working one in a 1HUM 1 VOL guitar. Overall, I found the Dominion to be very balanced between clean and dirty tones. Both came through nice and clear, and the increased mids allows for a nice grit - But be prepared for the subtle nuances of your playing to come through clearer than ever If you find yourself needing a bit of extra gain, a tubescreamer through the front of your amp should remedy that!