Pics first, nigglings later. 1989 Charvel 550XL in Midnight Blue Not much backstory. I've been talking old Jacksons and Charvels lately with a friend and started GASing for one of these, and the right one popped up at the right price. Haven't played it a ton yet. Shipped with a string gauge I'm not fond of and it's tuned to D Standard, so that'll probably have to change ASAP. I will say, it arrived in perfect tune and I ' woop wooped' on the trem a good bit and it stayed perfectly in tune. I had a pickup swap planned before I even bought it, but I read some pretty good reviews of the stock bridge pickup (J50B) and nothing about the neck. Gave it a shot through my rig at home and they're better than most stockers, that I'll give it, but they're still EQ'd weird for me. Low medium output (that's coming from someone that uses 59 and PAF 36th bridge pickups in a few guitars) and a little 'dull' for lack of a better word. Still not bad but if I'm keeping it, it'll probably need something more biting. The neck pickup is similar but a little too round for my liking so far.