So this is for a Duo Sonic project. My other two Fenders, Strat and Tele, have excellent traditional single coils. I want the Duo to be my lightweight playing out guitar, so the pickups have to be very versatile, quiet if not noiseless, and respond well to drive pedals. My only experience with Lawrence was more than 20 years ago when I didn’t really know what I was doing with pickups. I put the 280/290 combination in my first Telecaster and remember liking them, especially the 280, but for whatever reason I don’t remember much about the bridge or middle positions. I definitely want more beef out of the bridge position in the Duo and was originally considering a DiMarzio rail, possibly even something as strong as the Chopper. For reference, I have the Jerry Donahue in my Tele bridge and the SSL5 in my Strat bridge. Since the Wilde choices are even more difficult now, I’m looking for folks who have experience with the 280/290, the original microcoils, the alnico microcoils, and possibly even the L45s. I’m also hoping Ron Kirn will weigh in here, since I saw an older post on TGP in which he said if he could play just one guitar for the rest of his life, it would be a Tele with microcoils, but he didn’t say which version of the microcoils. Hoping he can shed more light on that and possibly the comparison with other Wilde offerings.