Well I'm stuck between the two. My MIM isn't shielded (dang it) so I'm guessing the N3 will be the choice if I don't want that nasty hum. I am very favoured, though, towards the Custom Shop 60s although I heard people who have them say that they make a ton of noise even when their basses are shielded properly (i.e: the MIA Standards). Both cost the same price so cost isn't an issue. Another thing: I need to get two neck pickups because my pup spacing is the pre-updated design (made in 2000-2001). Who has either of these pickups? What are your experiences with them? yay? Nay?