It might look like a Strat® guitar pickup, but the SDS-1 adds punch, gain, and warmth reminiscent of the best old soapbar pickups. The adjustable pole pieces don't pull as hard as regular rod magnets, so you can get the pickup closer to the strings for stronger output. The highs are less exaggerated and the bottom is deeper than most singles for a rounder, darker tone. If your guitar's bridge position sound is too edgy, without the push needed to drive your amp, remedy the situation with an SDS-1. Add a pair of True Velvet pickups for sparkle, or a True Velvet in the neck and an FS-1 in the middle for balanced tone choices.