I finally got around to putting some Barden tele pickups in my nocaster (The Gatton set) and have come to the following conclusions: 1. I really like that there is a lot of string information coming through these. They are really strong sounding pickups...chords/extentions sound really nice with these. 2. I like that they are noiseless. 3. I used my tone knob a lot before..now I'm constantly twiddling it. BUT To me they just lack a little soul. They don't have that thing when you attack a note..with the Bardens the note just gets louder I guess. SO Are there tele pickups out there that inhale the strings like the Bardens do, does that noiselessly and most importantly brings more soul to the party? Recommendations welcome.