So it is not that I do not love the Gibson 57 pairs of pickups. They are still amazing and always will be. The 498/490 combo is pretty sweet also. But I thought that I would never find another combo that came close or *might be* better. However the set of 85/15s on the PRS Schizoid are very very nice. I am not great at describing differences between pickups so I won't try. I guess maybe I might try putting together some sound samples of one versus another but heck there are so many things like that out on youtube etc already.