i just got a set of these last week from a member on the classifieds, and just got around to installing them tonight in my '52ri, and i have to say...i am mightily impressed. i don't know what i was expecting, but regardless, they exceed whatever it was i was hoping for. i've owned all kinds of pickups from various winders, in strat/tele/2xhb, p90 configs, but rarely do i find a pair (or set) from the big boys that even come close to passing muster. these pickups; however, are pretty effing nice. hat's off to fender for making at least one pair of pickups that i will keep and play.