OMG !!!!! I got the Hamel Broadcasters today and stuck them in my #1 !!! UN- FREAKIN - BELIEVABLE !!!! Up till now ( and 1/2 hour before the Hamels were wired up ) the ones to beat were a REALLY good sounding Antiquity II w/ a lollar neck p/up. Before I removed them, I was telling myself that it was pretty PERFECT AS-IS - so I made note of heights, etc..then removed them I installed the Hamels and set the height just by eye ( knowing that the Alnico 3 can get pretty close to the strings and still sound nice ). I plugged it into my '66 Vibrolux Reverb and was simply awestruck. Simply Incredible. The new Broadcaster is modelled after several real ones they borrowed from Nacho in Spain and supposed Alan Hamel "learned a few secrets" ( according to Ron Ellis ). Well, I was sceptical because I'm not a blackguard guy as much as a mid 60s stagger pole lover.. It doesnt matter anymore - these Hamels have DEMOLISHED everything I've heard prior to this afternoon. The bridge is HUGE and ballsy but w/ alot of really great top end. Cuts extremely well w/ zero icepick. Its sorta aggressive compared to some other vintage winds but sounds much better than the overwound pickups from the most well known winders out there. The neck pickup is very TELE but w/ out ANY mud !! It doesnt sound like a strat p/up but its probably a little step in that direction - yet still very tele. Very little compression in either pickup - these p/ups are very dynamic and very sensitive to touch !! JUST INCREDIBLE !! The middle position is the best I've ever had in a tele. Because of the hotter bridge, it favors the rear p/up a little but is very jangly - yet full - w/ the bass strings sounding like a giant electric HARP or something I gotta go play again !!!! I'm in LOVE !!