I love my L45/TL48 combo. Easily the most versatile pickups ever. Yes they can be bright but with them the tone control becomes extremely usable throughout its range. Zero hum, cause they are humbuckers. Yet my tele still sounds like a tele. Also extremely transparent and uncolored. The construction and materials inherent to the tone of the guitar really come thru. They are very effect friendly. Great clarity between strings with distortion. Honestly they work for any genre.