I have been using my McCarty for D and drop c tunings for a handful of songs on our set list. I had installed a 5909 in the bridge while I was still in the old band and it just killed in Eb tuning but I wasn't diggin it in D or drop C so I put an HFS in it. I think it sounds ok in the lower tunings but I wasn't in love with it. I just scored a pair of M pickups off of ebay at a good price and they should be here friday! I will install both M pickups and the new rosewood pickup rings as well, I can't wait to hear these things! It's like Christmas when you're 5 years old!