...and what a mixed bag! I've been reading about these on SSO for years and for a while they were the hype train of all hype trains so I thought I'd go down to the local as they had a guitar in-stock with Aftermaths fitted. The guitar in question was an Ibanez RGAIX6U, link for reference: http://www.ibanez.com/products/eg_d...&cat_id=1&series_id=10&data_id=354&color=CL01 Tuning was good old Drop D. Bridge: No complaints about the bridge, standard ceramic, high output shenanigans. Very open sound, not warm but open. Lots of clarity, not so much bite on attack. Quite dynamic. I can see why a lot of people gravitated towards this as a staple bridge pickup. Neck: First reaction - "Fucking awful, what is that noise?!" I had to dial a lot of mid and treble out just to get something that was playable. Very metallic sounding, harsh. Granted it was quite clear and you could hear every note but having grown up on a guitar diet of 80's shred it was like my ears were being fucked with a chainsaw. Didn't have that classic warmth that I'd normally associated with a neck. Anyway, I finally tried them. Back to SD BW's for me!