The Polaris has an insatiable appetite for gain. It features an extremely powerful mid-range, super-tight bottom end, and a smooth but defined high end. They are very well suited to very aggressive styles of music. Both pickups provide crazy pinch-harmonics and drive the front end of any amp quite hard, but without sounding buzzy, fuzz-laden, or harsh. The Polaris allows for lowering of the preamp gain on tight rhythm work but also makes effective use of an overdrive pedal for some insane-level gain in crushing leadwork. A bridge teeming with vigor for high gain patches and overdrive pedals, pushing every ounce of articulated aggression through the entire signal chain. Crispness and power are the prized attributes in this bridge, all while keeping the bottom end on a tight leash. This allows it to feel fluid in play but always stays controllable. Switching to the neck will unveil a shredder's ultimate dream of a neck pickup. Tapped riffs and endless sweeping are accomplished with ease. The Polaris delivers an articulate tone with an undeniably unique low-end response and stout, liquid-like highs that sing with every pick and strum.