So I got these Bootstrap Skookum Mean 90s for my Agile 3200 (essentially a Les Paul), installed them the other day. It was the first time doing my own pickup install and it went pretty well! Today I got a chance to actually crank them up and hear what they sound like. Here are my thoughts. First off, they are not true p90s, and upon closer inspection of the Bootstrap website none of the p90s are really p90s. What I mean by that is they are not made with bar magnets on the bottom, they have alnico magnet poles like any classic Fender style single coil does. That’s not a knock, the website essentially tells you as much on the page so if you’re surprised they don’t have bar magnets that’s kinda on you for not paying attention. Anyways, I absolutely love the look. The material that make up the covers has a brushed appearance and looks pretty classy. The pickups themselves don’t mount quite as low as humbuckers do in my guitar so I had to cut the mounting springs down quite a bit to be able to raise them to a proper height. I still might need to make the bridge a bit higher. The pushback wire is of good quality as is everything else. They are very well built. Soundwise, they are good pickups! In a word: KERRANG!!! These are hot, somewhat bright single coils with decent mid presence and good top end bite. The bridge falls somewhere between a traditional p90 and a hotter tele bridge pickup. Nice top end sparkle, not as deep of bass as a tele but also not as much mids as a p90. Good balance if you’re looking for a hot single coil. Produces good distorted tone when needed but also really feeds back at a certain point because, again, these are single coil pickups. That’s the nature of the design. Neck is warm and full without being overly bassy or muddy and seems like a good choice for blues or jazz songs. Again, it’s a single coil sound but a high quality one. In short, they’re good for what they’re designed to be, hot single coils that go where a humbucker normally would. Fans of the standard mids-forward p90 sound may not love these as that’s not exactly what they have going on. But if you’re looking to put great sounding single coils in a formerly humbucker equipped guitar, these are quality, great sounding pickups and they cost between $40-$50 for a pair. A pretty cool pickup, made well, and at a great price. I like them.