To my ears and fingers, the Twisted Tele is just a higher output and slightly more trebly neck pickup - it still sounds like a Tele pickup to me, not a Strat. It doesn't have the fullness on the low end as a vintage-style Strat pickup will have and the high strings sound characteristically weak like most Tele neck pickups as opposed to the strength and the bite a Strat neck pickup has on the high strings. I've tried some of the others including the Rio Tallboy and none of them truly sound like a Strat pickup. I adjust all Tele neck pickups as close to the strings as possible to try to compensate for the higher output of all Tele bridge pickups. However I haven't tried Don Mare's Stelly and can't afford to for the foreseeable future. Too bad since I thought his Stelly might do the trick.