I've got a nice new '52 re-issue - plays great and sounds good too. I'm surprised at the value in these guitars for modest out-lay. The pickups sound fine - maybe a touch hot for my taste and a bit bright. A good generic tele sound but I'm looking for more. Some boutique pickup makers have managed to take an existing sound and sweeten it up considerably. I still remember the first time I tried a new set of Lollar Imperials - just a big Wow! In every guitar I have put them in. That's what I am looking for in some pickups - a real sweetening of the classic tele sound....mostly clean with a little bit of break-up at times. Maybe slightly fatter than the '52 re-issues. I've heard Fralin blues are nice though haven't heard any ....what do you guys recommend for the sweetest sounding pickups. I play both neck and bridge. Thanks.