No matter what I drop in a tele or fender type guitar, it still sounds decidedly fendery. If I had a dollar for every bucker I'd put in someones tele or strat. But they never sound the least bit 'Gibsony'. Maybe its my ears, but thou I do not wish to start tone wood debates, it seems to settle that debate, to me. I'd rather debate it from the perspective of those pups. The humbuckers I have used may thicken the tone, may even sometimes seem more powerful, but those guitars retain most of their original nature. Not really complaining, just find it odd.