So I have had my CU24 for over 10 years and have never been truly happy with the sound of the VB. I think it lacks the character and versatility of the bridge HFS. A couple of years ago I swapped out the 5-way rotary to PRS’ 3-way conversion kit with the tone control coil split (or tap?). I was hoping to get a nice coil tapped sound from the VB for rhythm but it just sounds like a weaker version of the characterless humbucker sound. I am well versed in the importance of PU and pole heights and over the years have tried just about every height combination possible. I am coming to the conclusion that it may possibly be a design thing; the position of the PU below the 24th fret perhaps not ideal for getting the best from the pickup. I have recently joined a gigging covers band and I need to have a clear, articulate rhythm sound. Has anyone else successfully swapped out their VB for this reason and if so, what did you get?