I was looking at either the ones that you mentioned;
or these ones;
for my current "Super-J" project, but I just couldn't find any
soundclips, or even first-hand opinions on them
, so I ended up getting a set of Nordstrand NJ4SEs (which have just the tone I'm looking for
). Ironic really, since I'm located about 100km from the Delano factory and you're probably somewhere close to a Nordstrand stockist
(I had to get mine from the USA).
Like James (Hart), though, I was very impressed with their MM style pickup
(although I was using the MC4HE, which is a quad-coil, blade humbucker design).
If I had
wanted a "fat", powerful (and probably StingRay-like) tone for my JB project, I would have gone with your first choice, too
Look at that nice wax-potting - doesn't that just inspire confidence
pickups are great performers, IMO/IME.