So a committed group of players who are chasing tone and playing with all types of Frankenstein configurations then sharing results is not effective? Then tell me why we have at least 15 of our ideas that are now at the least readily available through a major pickup manufacturer ether as production pickups, floor customs or full on custom orders. Some examples are here. http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/humbucker/?sort=bestselling And after you think on this how about you show me how many YOU have out there in the market place that you provided design input into? There are set tonal differences you will see in different magnets due to how the field surrounds the coils that are noticeable. Also because of what we have been doing we can see/hear difference in coil windings that go beyond number of turns , wire gauge and DC resistance. Frankly designing a pickup purely in a lab on an scope is what doesn't make sense. Tone in the real world is much more elusive and organic.