Some weeks ago I bought a used Blackout Telecaster. The previous owner had installed a white pickguard; the original black one existed still and was part of the trade. I decided to change them occasionally. Then I found out that I couldn´t really copy with the pickups. The two neck pus had lovely creamy highs, but far to much bass , and the bass strings lacked definition. In contrast, the bridge pu sounded thin and trebly compared to his sisters. So I decided to change them. The decision was enhanced by the fact that Area T neck pickups were available with a black cover, although they were not in stock and had to be special-ordered from USA. So it lasted a while, but now it is finished, and it looks like this: Well, it is black, very black. I allways avoided black or white guitars until now, wasn´t my taste. But this one I like.