Kai, the board Howdy everyone! This is Zolee Cartman from Hungary! I'm a new member on this forum. I'd like to show you my Cabronita! Warmoth wood, Stewmac hardware, TV Jones and Fralin pickups. 2piece alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, SRV contour, compound radius, 6105 SS frets, 1 11/16 nut width, gold hardware, Gotoh tuners, Stewmac brass bridge, TV Jones MagnaTron in the neck position, Lindy Fralin Steel Poled 43 (neck model!!!!!) in the bridge, 250 volume pot with a cap (tonebleed, from Stewmac), bone nut. No tummy cut. Almond oil (4 coats) and Warwick beeswax finish. Great sustain. I made the forearm cut myself because the standard strat cut is too much for me. Still comfy, less wood removed. People say humbuckers sound darker with 250 potmeters. In this case this statement fails. This guitar cuts thru anything. I made the forearm cut myself because the regular 'strat' version is too much for me. Home made neck plate made of a thick piece of rusty steel. SRV contour: not that thick at all but I like it! I took this thing and went down to the rehearsal room. Everybody was shocked by the tone. This guitar was 2 days old when I played our first gig. I played it thru a crancked DSL50 with my DIY 212 cabinet loaded with Eminence Private Jacks. The other guitarist plays a Diezel VH4 (with a V30 Laboga 412). We also got a Hammond M3, Marshall 100 watt tube bass amp with 412 cab, drumkit with tons of cymbals...and a strong singer. I used no pedals, just straight into the amp and used the guitar's volume pot for cleaner tones (á la Walter Trout/Richie Kotzen). I did cut thru!!!!!! The guitar DID CUT thru!!!!!!! I bought the MagnaTron because I liked the description. To me...it doesn't sound like a single-coil. It is a very bright humbucker. I was kinda disappointed, because first it sounded sterile. I like dark tone pickups. But it has a great tone in the band and this is what matters indeed! I put my buddy's Steel Poled 43 neck pickup into the bridge for fun. When my luthier friend finished assembling the guitar we put it on a silverface Twin with a modded TS9. This combination works darn well! I was afraid if the Fralin was gonna be too much but it is absolutely alright. We were shocked by the tone. Definitely shocked. I'll give the SP43 back to my buddy and order the same thing with black cover and gold plated poles.