Well I finally modified my only stock guitar. My Yamaha SA2000 has been totally stock since I bought it new in 1980. The pickups have always been a tad hot but the guitar has always been killer ... sustain machine. Back off the volume a little and the semi-tones shine through. Did some research ... located a new set of gold Seths ... made the replacement. I really do like the result a lot. It still has those same characteristics but it's a bit less output ... less hot ... a bit better brighter tone overall. But the high strings are a bit warmer and less harsh. Still have a bit of work to do with the pickup rings but the replacements have been shipped. I did have to rough up the new gold covers to match the slightly warn 31 year old guitar. But not nearly the antiquities sort of aging. Those gold antiquities look way too worn. Pictures are before I roughed up the covers. Pretty happy ... although it always takes a bit of time to choose ... I always seem to like the changes after they are done. This one is killer.