In a word -- wow. I picked up a Highway 1 (Pre-Upgrade) P bass a few months back in honey blonde. I put a Badass II on it and then went on a string odyssey looking for "that sound." To make a long story short, I couldn't find it. Everything sounded thin, nasally and colored with honk. It wasn't anything like how a p bass should sound to my ears. So I decided to try the Original '62 pickups in it. I gave some thought to Fralins, SD's and Nords, but I really wanted to keep Fenders in it and see if "that sound" might be found in the horse's mouth (so to speak). I put the '62's in today and the difference is stunning. The tone is monstrous compared with the stock pickups. I will not be looking back. I have found "that sound." The '62's are more articulate, particularly on the D and G strings, which is where most of my dissatisfaction with the stock pickups was. They are also deeper from string to string. They seem to growl a LOT more and transmit the resonance of the wood better (if that is possible). What was really surprising to me was the difference in output. The '62's are noticeably hotter. I feel like I just got a whole new bass.