Thread title says it all. For those who've been through various pickups ranging from boutique to "production aftermarket" to OEM, please share your experiences for the benefit of the rest of us who are still in the pickup hunt. There are some rules. My thread, my rules: Tell us what king of tones you've been after, what you've found. Include a rig run-down. What sounds one way in a Les Paul through a Marshall Plexi may not work the same with a 335 through a Red Plate. Also, tell us whether you include pickup covers or not, whether you like stringing your Gibsons standard or top-wrap, and any special wiring (RS Guitar Works, etc...) ALL PICKUP REVIEWS MUST BE BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. ASIDE FROM COMMENTS ON GENERAL OUTPUT/VOLUME, NO TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION DISCUSSIONS. Just stick to what you like about how they sound, how they feel, etc. Include price range if you like, but No opinions on what constitutes too much to pay for a set of pickups, boutique or otherwise. There's another thread that's been hijacked, er, is being used for that. If this thread goes that way, I will delete it in a friggin' heartbeat. Hopefully what we'll end up is enough of a cross reference of people's personal experience with pickups that some of us might use it as a buyers' guide without having to cull through pages of BS.