You know it is funny that pickups aren't raved about as much these days. I mean it is common knowledge that a hotter output alnico will help your tube amp increase the ease of playing singing-solo. These factors will only increase 3 times as much with ceramic pups, at the expense of compressing the bottom end of your tone. Finally active pups, incredible high output along Fernandez sustainers cool, but the most unnatural sounding IMO. My self, I just use vintage or low output alnico pups. However, with all the huge array of pups out there, is anyone still GAS'ing these days to check them out?