I didn't like how my Tonerider neck pickup sounded compared to my newly installed SD Jerry Donahue. The difference was to large. It sounded like to different guitars, not to different pickups in the same guitar. But I could not decide what pickup I should replace the Tonerider with. In order to get my head around this I've played my neck pickup extensively the last couple of weeks. And that made me totally change my mind. I absolutely love the Tonerider Alnico 2 Blues Neck. Awesome pickup! All I needed was to get acustom to it, and how it behaves compared to the new Duncan bridge. This got me thinking about the beauty in powering through. If you don't like a pickup, a stompbox, an amp or whatever… just try to power through for a few months before swaping. Maybe the biggest problem is you and your ears, sometimes. I don't know if it's my ears or my playingstyle that has changed but now I can really get super sounds from my Tonerider – that was not the case two months ago. My new anti GAS motto: Power Through! .