Man, this is a GREAT pickup. This is as nice as a T2 and even better than a Hamel. Bright, strong, but no harshness, the nicest Tele neck pickup I've ever heard. Who needs a Strat pickup when you can have this? Nice and bright, or roll the tone back and you're in ES175 territory. I put the pickup in the Partscaster I've made out of a Guitar Mill Mary Kay body (3.2 pounds), Mim Classic '50s neck and hardware. Originally I made it into an Esquire but I never bonded with it as an Esquire but since it bore an scary resemblence to Vince Gill's '53, I decided to get a great neck pickup and turn it into a Vinniecaster, which is the guitar's name. I know they're expensive, but IMO, you get what you pay for. If you want the real deal in Tele pickups, Fred Stuart is your man. I'm selling my Hamel Strat pickups and getting some Stuarts. I can't in good conscience keep using Hamels, when the guy has screwed so many people. I'll post pics tomorrow.