I have two little amps, a Bassbreaker 007 combo and a VibroChamp XD. This guitar sounds amazing through the VCXD but muddy and dank through the Bassbreaker. I ordered the Pure Vintage 64 pickups before the guitar even arrived, thinking I wouldn't be happy with the ceramic pickups, and I will put them in. But the standard pickups through that little VibroChamp sound wonderful. No real reason to change them at all. I am digging this new Telecaster !