Imagine a musicman sound with extra bottom end and smoother treble. Don't get me wrong the treble is still there just not as harsh. I went with this pickup to eliminate noise my open pole pieces were picking up and it was successful at that. I see no down side other than you can't split the coils or do series/parallel. But the one tone is the best tone.
It made my entry level bass sound professional!
I am very pleased with it.