I recently found a great deal on a set of Nocasters for my CVC tele. I liked the stock pickups but wanted something hotter with a little more girth. The nocaster bridge is certainly thicker and hotter than the stock pups but still cleans up well, which is what I was looking for. The NC neck pup is great also. My interest is still piqued in the Tonerider HC bridge though and for only 40.00... Has anybody been able to compare the current issue 7.3k Nocaster bridge pickup with the Tonerider Hot Classics? I know they are both Alnico III with the higher 9.1k on the Tonerider indicating a hotter output. The NC bridge just gets right up to the edge of where I like to go aggressively and I am curious if the Tonerider might be an improvement without sacrificing the clean/twang option. I suppose I could just buy one and try it out but I thought I'd ask if anybody has used both and how they might compare.