I haven't heard any of Jim's samples, but they would be the perfect thing to listen to, since he uses a long scale. He also uses hollow ash backs a lot with bolt necks too, and this LP is bound to be more nasal and flat acoustically. I had tried the AN/bridge in a solidbody, and it proved to me why it's a good neck pickup! The bright mids and weak low end are perfect for the neck position. Then again, I usually go for a weaker low end on 7-string pups so maybe there's some merit to it. But also, the AN7 is a different pickup altogether. I was using the AN6.