Guys, this thread has been a long time coming. First of all, we need to all use the same format, so please can we record at 44.1khz 24 bit. HI Z input always! if you've got a one megohm input you'll have a nice bright sound, don't use the line input as you'll get a very dull sound and it'll ruin the DI of whatever pickup you have. No normalising please as its not a true reflection of the output of the pickup. Can i suggest we go a further and use Voxengo's SCAN audio analyser plug in to show the frequency range of the pickup. Riffs that have some low chugging and open power chords are great for DI'ing, something simple so that we all can play the same riff and compare the pickups in terms of frequency response. I'll upload my Dimarzio Evo neck and Seymour Duncan SH5 once I get my guitar back. Any suggestions on a simple chugging riff?