I can't shake it fellas. I have a set of EMG-Ts in a Telecaster and an S set in my Reverend Six Gun III. They are simply awesome! I play a lot of country but also play with a good amount of gain at times. These things do both really well. I can't get over how twangy and snappy both sets are. That was my big fear initially. Plus, they are dead quiet. I had tried some SAs in the past and thought that the neck and middle positions were too dark. The T and the S set do not have that problem at all. Very clear and bright but in a pleasant way. I've always been a big Vince Gill fan and he sounds amazing on his black Strat so I don't know why I waited so long to try the S set. I've even tried the GFS RedActives for the last several months in my Reverend Eastsider T (I added the middle pickup). They are actually very good but would probably be compare more to the EMG SA set as they tend to be a bitter darker (the pickguard takes two Strat pickups). However, the Tele bridge pickups are both VERY good and comparable to each other. I know the arguments for passives over actives and I by no means think that passives now suck, as I plan to keep them in some of my other guitars, but I'm really enjoying these EMGs and plan on doing the vast majority of my live shows with them.