So, I had been kinda playing both my Epi SG with Alnico Classic Pros with Alnico 5 magnets, and my Gibson Special with 495R and 495T mini-humbuckers with Alnico 2 blades. One of the things I noticed was how much more clarity and character I get out of the Alnico Classic Pros for a pure clean sound and for light overdrive, and how tinny and bright the mini-humbuckers we're in comparison. That said, when I pour on the gain, I get so much more character out of the mini-hums... I found this unexpected, as I assumed the mini-hums would be more like less powerful PAFs in tone. Imagine my surprise to look up the guitar on Gibson's website to find the neck wound to a smoldering 17k, and the bridge wound to a positively volcanic 26k... When other mini-humbuckers by the likes of Lollars, Fralins, Duncan, etc. Show DC resistances in the 6-7k range. I realize the mini-humbucker design is different than the PAF design, but why is there so much difference in tone and in resistances? I've heard of some pretty crushingly hot metal-voiced passive humbuckers around the 20k mark, but what makes this design create so much resistance? And while I'm sure these aren't actually as hot as standard overwound buckers, these seem actually quite well suited to the heaviest of tones, which is something I honestly wasn't expecting when I bought them.