It all started when I decided to change the lifeless active 81-7s in my LTD SC-607 to passive pickups. My choises turned out to be the VHII to the neck and the Nailbomb to the bridge position. However as soon as the pickups arrived I realized that I don't really like the the way the pickups are located, so I sold the guitar. Time passed by, while the pickups were patiently waiting in the drawer to find a new place to live. The thing is, that about a month ago I've purchased a Carvin DC747, which seemed to be a perfect home for them. And the nightmare started... First we noticed that we have to drill a hole for the mounting screw, because one side of the Carvin stock pickups is mounted with two screws, however the classic pickups have one on each side. So be it! We drilled an extra hole for each pickup. OK. When we tried to insert the pickups, they didn't fit. The mounting tabs were too long to fit the cavity, so the tabs needed to be cut a bit shorter. Fine, no biggie, did it. Then came the real shock. The pickups' height didn't fit the cavity either. So we had to disassemble the pickups and CUT THE PICKUP HEDGES to fit the guitar. Which is absolutely insane! Ok, there would be an option to dremel the cavity but if I have to decide between damaging a guitar or a pickup, my vote would go for the pickup ten times out of ten. Finally, after 4 hours of surgery we managed to insert the pickups into the guitar but this was a nasty, filty and disguisting experience. SO LISTEN UP, CARVIN: SHOVE YOUR GUITARS AND YOUR ****** PICKUPS UP YOUR ***!!!