So far this is just one step above rumor. Nothing on the website yet ( http://www.joebarden.com ) , and no further details about how they'll be configured. I expect thy'll be interesting, though. I have a set of Jazz Bass 4-string pups Barden made in about 1994 and I offered them back to him for "teaching and research" purposes. They were side-by-side coils - powerful, but no real character to the sound IMHO. If i can get an appointment with him at his shop (in Manassas, kind of a drive) maybe I can find out more.