well, i orded a fred and it got here today . I had a fred a few years ago and was unhappy with it . For one my main source of distortion was a line 6 pod and i was playing metal style stuff. I now have better gear and i play more solo based instrumental rock . I liked the way it sounded back when i had it the first time but it didn't have enough power to push along the heavieness i wanted . well i was stupid and didn't bother to think that maybe i just wasn't getting good gain .
Re-installing this pickup, i find out just how stupid i was . I love it. The sound is everthing i have wanted since i started playing insturmental . I am not trying to be a satch clone, this pickup is extermly versital and can do much more than the classic satriani sound .
This thing rocks in dual sound mode . It sounds like a wah got stuck in the middle position . I am extermly happy with this pickup and can say that i will use it heavily from now on .
I will have some clips soon , so if you would like to hear the fred pm me with your e-mail address and as soon as i get some stuff recorded with it i will send it out .