I wasn't familiar with Tone Specific until a few weeks ago. Kind of cool that they call their pickups country, rock, blues, or jazz. Makes it easier to pick a set without having to research much. I got the country set and the blues set (video coming soon). These country pickups have a nice powerful feel to them. It might not come across in the video, but you can feel it under your fingers. No harshness, as a Tele player I love that. I'm using my Muleskinner amplifiers, a reverb pedal, and a Barber Gain Changer.