Excellent, depending on your tonal desires
Let me first say, the subject of tone is very personal. What some consider awesome, others do not. I think the pickup consideration and purchase should lay heavily in the style of music you play. That being said, I think we all know what kind of stuff the namesake of this set of pickups plays (and many others who use this set). If you're a high gain player, there isn't much out there that can compete in the passive pickups, and if it can, it's usually boutique and you'd better be ready to tack on another $1-200 for a set. I've had these in a few different axes, from ESPs, to Les Pauls, SG's, and a Washburn or two. If you like modernish high gain, these will slay, and in my experience, there aren't really any substitute for that style. That being said, I don't find them terribly diverse, and they don't clean up as well as even some of my super hot (22k ceramic) passive humbuckers. I also find the cleans to be extremely sterile and lacking that round warmth that I get with most passives. That being said, if you want to hit hot harmonics, razor edged riffing with snarl, this IS your pickup set.