So been I've been feeling the hi-gains would be a good bit more my style in my beloved 350v63 almost immediately since I bought it & finally ordered up a set to test my hypothesis. They arrived today & I wasted no time dropping them in: Everything went well w/ install & wiring & I'm thinking they're likely the right ones to live on this guitar for me sonically. They seem a good bit more interesting to me when going for edge of breakup through any dirt short of heavy fuzz to me, similar to my reaction to them when comparing my 330 to the stock toasters amplified. I liked the toasters for the pristine, sparkly cleans & they're certainly a novel sound through the crazy fuzz but I spend comparatively very little of my time looking for those sounds. If I have any complaint right off the bat, it would be that I think the neck might be a bit woofy for me in my efforts so far to dial in the height & overly complex blending controls I wound up w/ when I rewired this one a few months after I got it so I could in theory have the pure neck pickup only sound available. At the very least I'm convinced the bridge hi-gain is pure win for me in there & checking it out in combo w/ the toaster at the neck & middle was producing some very cool sounds for me Wound up w/ them at almost the same heights as the toasters when I called it a night: The thing making me kind of salty at Rickenbacker is I discovered both this set I ordered new & the set that came in my 330 apparently had King Kong working on the pole piece installation station of the assembly line the day they were put together. Neither set has given me the slightest hope of getting them broken free so they can be adjusted for balance/tone or to be removed so I can proceed w/ my plan to toasterize the set w/ the covers off of the stock pickups. They also neglected to drill the holes through the magnet of the neck pickup which would kind of nix the rear adjustability approach I was planning to use w/ the replacement 1/2" 8/32 pitch SS panhead replacement screws I ordered for the purpose if I can ever manage to get the stock pole screws to start turning. I'll likely give it one more try tomorrow w/ another judicious application of DeOxIt as best as I can manage & a different shorter armed 3/32" allen key before I give up, as I think the aesthetics of the mixed hi-gains & toaster set are going to bug me fairly substantially. Anywho, I think if I can't tighten up the lows of the neck pickup through some combo of further height tweakage & refamiliarizing myself w/ how the current blend pot is setup I'll likely try dropping in a 500K or 1M volume pot for it & swapping out the current push/pull blend pot for a straight up dedicated middle volume pot w/ push/pull to bypass the pickup & pot altogether. I'm tempted to try to come up w/ a solution that would make it aesthetically acceptable for me to just take the middle pickup out all together, but in my twiddling this evening I was actually liking some of the sounds combining it w/ the hi-gains even w/ it cranked down as low as possible to minimize its intrusion into my prime picking real estate. Also on the horizon for this one is an Accent vibrato tailpiece w/ adapter plate from Winfield Vintage like I put on the 330, although I'm not too sure how long to expect that one to take to ship. Thanks for taking a look!