I don't know from personal experience, but I did have the impression that it wasn't really possible to upgrade from Don Mare's Tele pickups ... what do you hope to gain from the change? Not that I could help you, I'm just curious ... always collecting for that future Tele project.
Don is awesome
Rob is a condescending know-it-all
I have Don's Hayride set and it is pure vintage Tele
I don't have any Cavalier pickups
I've never understood that approach, as most spend most of their time on their bridge pickup, at least when you're playing rock. I always set things up around the bridge pickup, humbucker or SC.When I used to gig with a Les Paul, I'd set up everything- pickup heights, and later amp settings - around the neck pickup first and then adjust the bridge to balance the neck.
Who say they doesn't?I wonder if players who mostly use the bridge pickup would have a larger tonal palette to play with if they one day tried incorporating the quirks of the neck position into their initial set-up.