Warm, slightly-hotter-than-vintage humbucker. great for blues, classic rock, southern rock, jam, and hard rock. originally designed as a recreation of the pickups in the 59 les paul standard that defined the raw, rebellious sound of texas blues-rock. the pearly gates is sweet, but slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top end that make harmonics jump out of the guitar. comes with four-conductor hookup cable.