I bought my G.E. Smith Tele half a year ago and I was very happy with everything but the O.V. pick-ups. They sounded bland and lifeless. My Baja actually became my no 1 guitar and my GE started to collect dust. I couldn't justify having an expensive guitar not being played so I decided to try a pair of Bardens and while they sounded quite good they were not for me. Then I remembered the excellent DiMarzio true velvet neck pick up I had in a Highway One Tele a couple of years ago and I was able to locate and install a used set and now I am more than satisfied. There's not much written about True Velvets so I'll try to share my impressions. They sound like velvet. Clear and smooth. No ice-pick. The neck pick-up has an awesome jazz-tone and the bridge manage to be smooth and has enough high end for twang. They are very nice and my GE has reached it's full potential. My search has ended. I feel content.