@deadringer I share your view that the SD Skinnerburst set is more refined and less aggressive than Gibsons BB3/CB set. Indeed also I liked the original set a lot, where the BB3 neck allowed for thick leads and the CB even for quite heavy stuff at an aggressively set amp. Actually I found the bottom end a bit tighter on the CB bridge as apposed to the SD Skinnerburst (SB) bridge PU. Nevertheless I think I prefer now the new SD SB set. It is more open, more airy, more dynamic, and more resolving. Altogether, more organic and it feels as if the guitar has evolved to a better one. Moreover, with the SD PU set, it really seems to be much closer to Bonamassas real Skinnerburst (provided he did not wire the 3-way PU selector switch differently): When watching his SB performances on YT, I have noticed that he gets his thick lead tone from the bridge pickup. With Gibsons CB, that was not possible on my SB VOS. Moreover, his neck tone seems to be more Tele-like, which again matches with the SD SB neck PU much better than with Gibsons BB3. In fact, on the SB VOS, it is more the CB bridge PU that can allow for Tele-like tones. Now the only thing that I am not fully happy about is the significant difference in output between the SD neck and the SD bridge SB PUs for normal PU heights. Only when I lower the bridge PU such that its top is below the top of the PU ring and at the same time raise the neck PU to the highest viable position, I get a balance in volume between bridge and neck. This leads me to think that there may be a problem specific to my SD SB set. Indeed, my store has very kindly suggested to send me a new 2nd set once they have it on stock again. Will be interesting to compare.