What do you need in order to play blues with a Strat®? The Virtual Vintage® Blues has more power and warmth than a typical single-coil. You can really hear these qualities when youre playing the Virtual Vintage® Blues. It withstands hard picking and opens up when youre playing with an overdriven amp. Instead of shrinking away, the sound jumps out of the speakers. These qualities are really useful for getting a fat neck position sound, but theyre outstanding for the bridge position — particularly if you have a thin-sounding guitar or use light gauge strings. Its a tough sounding bridge pickup with warmer guitars, and makes a good neck and middle choice to match with a full-size bridge humbucker. As the rest of the Virtual Vintage® family, its dead quiet; theres practically no hum at all.