Just bought a Dimarzio model P to go in my SB-2 and thought someone, somewhere might be interested in hearing a comparison with the original MFD precision pickup. These are simply recordings of the P position pickup soloed straight into my computer, no pre-amp, no speaker sim, no EQ, no nuffink. Also be aware that this is with a 500K vol pot (the original is 250K). My first comments are that the MFD's output is about 2x the perceived volume of the model P (which of course you can't tell by the clips), which puts the model P at about the same as a "normal" P pickup. The MFD is also much extended in it's output in the low end of the spectrum with more gentle mids. Also extended into the treble compared to the Model P. In use with my amp, I do prefer the model P. I struggled to contain the massive output, particularly the bass frequency output of the MFD. Some people will of course love all that bass. For me, though, I'm looking for rather more mid-orientated sounds I guess. I'm also expecting the Model P will play rather nicer with the bridge pickup. I can';t test that at the moment as I only have a 250K pot for the bridge pickup and it's not playing well with the blend system. When I've got another 500K in there for the bridge I will report back.