Hotter than a normal PAF-style humbucker, the bridge has enough drive to push the front end of lower wattage tube combos for a sweet crunchy tone but also allows for plenty of headroom in high-gain rigs. It has a respectable mid-range response with a slightly cushioned bottom end and a clear wailing high-end. There is no shortage of sustain in this set, thanks to the use of alnico magnets.
The neck has a "PAF" character but is on the warmer side of things in terms of output to blend vintage sweetness with modern clarity while eliminating some of the muddiness and washy sounds associated with lower output pickups in modern settings.
For those that find this set appealing but are left wondering about the saturation factor, or just plain want more edge and gravel in the signal chain, the optional alnico 8 magnet is a gem to be found here.