Over the years I've used some pretty high-end pickups (Fralins, Duncans, VooDoo, Suhr, etc.). I recently bought a cheap Mexican Tele with a b-bender in it. I got it playing real well but the pickups in it were appalling. I didn't want to throw too much money at a low-end instrument. At half the price of boutique, I thought what the heck and bought a set. My goodness, they are nice. Very chimey, clear, harmonically rich and, dare I say, very "Tele". Very happy with my purchase. P.