DON'T make fast opinions listening to every comment..like my example:
on Marshall Valvestate 100 every high out pickup sounded muddy and crappy..so I spend a lot of time finding good medium out pu..I settled with Air Zone which is great. Thought: high output pu sucks.
After some time I bought a new amp: Tech 21 Trademark and liked it a lot!! It sounded better than valve amps they had in the store
everything great..but damn!..it lacked high gain for metal stuff!
So hungry for power..I put this Invader beast inside my RG and await for mud and noise to come out..but NO!! on Trademark it sounded defined powerful quality sound!! My mind went duh??!? Then I tried it on Marshall..same pickup sounded like muddy crap! :P
..POINT OF THE STORY..people will argue on forums if some pickup sucks or it's brilliant..and not even know that it sounds that way cause of their amp or some other thing
Or people will write in comments on amps like Trademark that it has clean, defined nice overdrive but weak..don't even think metal with it
..and not know that that same clean overdrive makes possible for a real heavy pickup to sound really defined HEAVY..STRONG..just "RIGHT"
There are a lot of false ideas by simple people..guy see Stevie Ray Vaughan on Strat and Vai on Ibanez and deduces cleverly : You can't play blues on Ibanez, you NEED a Stratocaster! LOL