I really like the 2013 USA Nashville Bender, I have made several modifications for the "BEND" which suit me just fine. I never actually liked the bridge pup tone, very shrill, way too much hi end bite for me. I initially put some 50's original PUPS in it, it was better but still not to my liking. Still too much bite. After reading many threads here I decided to grab a Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue , APTL-3JD , stuck it in the other day and whatever magic they put inside that PUP works ! The hi end shrill is gone but the overall tones are still intact. Very balanced. One thing to be aware of with these Nashville guitars, the stock pup polarity's are odd. You may have to reverse the polarity of the MID PUP to have it function with a PUP swap for the neck or bridge. This is the case with the JD PUP and was the case with the original 50's. ( neck and bridge) Currently the JD pup and the MID pup are fine together with the mid pup polarity reversed, but the stock neck pup and the MID pup are literally not in sync. I can live with this for now but I see another neck pup in the future. Just a heads-up.