I keep trying the GFS kool-aid but it isn't working. I've bought three totally different pick-ups and everyone of them sounds like absolute crap. I know... why up to three before reaching this conclusion? I thought at $35 it's worth the gamble and maybe I didn't quite buy the right one for the application. Currently they are on the basement guitar tour - trying them in every damn guitar I have - and yes they still sound like crap. I buy a high-output one and it's too high-output and untameable (not nice sounding untameable - crap shrilly-ness no low-end) so I try one as close to the output range as my favorite pick-up, and it's dead as a doornail. Absolutely no output at all, I've got the thing so close to p/u's it's about to hit the strings. I keep thinking I'm buying the wrong ones, but I think I'm done spending anymore money on GFS paperweights. Is there a consensus on these things or am I just not hitting the luck of the draw?