I have always admired John Petrucci by the way he gives attention to his guitar ergonomics and his choice of pickups. The Lab Crunch is, by far, the most amazing design supporting the versatility of tones used in almost all forms of music. This is an upgrade of the D-Sonic and DiMarzio has left no stones unturned to make this a gem a must have. The pole side is to be placed facing the bridge to keep your attacks tight and focused while the rail side keeps you from losing tone while doing bending. The pickup works equally well with clean as well as ultra-high gain without sounding feeble, and the four wire conductors further help you to configure this in series, out of phase, coil split, or the way you wish. A hands down winner for live as well as for studio works, buy this today from the most sought after online musical store in India. Thank You Bajaao for making this beauty available again.