I've just managed to grab myself a set of the SD Steve Harris pickups, after wanting them since I first saw the promo stuff for it on the Duncan Facebook page and their site. I'm a big Steve Harris fan and I love Iron Maiden as well. I'm in a metal band myself and we play original material ranging from bluesier, hard rock kind of stuff to faster, heavier thrash stuff. I primarily use a pick but I do also use my fingers for some of our songs. I won't be doing any of the wiring myself, as I don't have the knowledge or tools to do it, so it'll be going to the local music shop. What I am considering though, is having the tone pot bypassed and taken out, as I never use it. The only time I do use it is when I'm messing around. I'm pretty sure that Steve Harris also just sets everything at full and leaves it there. I don't consider myself anywhere near his ability or sound though. I do use the volume knob fairly often so it does have some use to me but the tone always just stays at max. Would there be any significant tonal effects if I were to have the tone pot bypassed? The pickup will be going into a Squier Classic Vibe 60's Precision bass, and I plan to use the stock pots as well. The stock pickup does sound pretty good but anything Steve Harris related, I want to have!