Well I've got a HSS but I've been longing for a sss for a long time now. Nothing wrong with the sound, and I like my Pearly Gates, but it's wayyyy louder than the other pu's. If I switch to the bridge, there's a pretty big volume increase which annoys me. Add to that I play more old school songs these days. So when I got the $$ I'll switch to a SSS. Nothing wrong with a HSS though.