A very curious thing happened. Yesterday, when I got home I gave it a proper first tone test. Pickups were very high, but so was the action. A lot of power from the P90's, but no definition at all. I was REALLY disappointed. I compared with my other P90s and told myself I must be tired, my ears aren't working well. But no, they all sounded like good P90's and the new ones were really shitty. I'm freakin' out I gradually adjust the P90's down, but I never find what I expected. Fvck ! I can't believe it's because of the strings, usually described as horrible on a new Epiphone. They play OK. I'm going to lower the bridge anyway, it's uncomfortable even for a test, really. 1½ complete turn on both bridge post ! Yes, it was THAT high. It might even go down a bit more tomorrow, but it'll do for now. I've lowered the action so much that the bridge P90 is literally stuck to the strings. I readjust the pickups down, I plug it in ... the sky opens and the angels sing! What was that ? I'm ecstatic. How is it that a too high bridge influences the tone so much, even with the pickups adjusted at the same distance from strings? By the way, unplugged, this one really resonates in the mids.