I put together a really great partscaster consisting of a Marc Rutters body and hardware and Musikraft neck. It's a great guitar, which sometimes doesn't happen when putting a bunch of parts together. It's routed for two tele neck pickups (neck and middle) and a reverse tele bridge pickup direct mounted to the body. Using a Rutters hybrid strat tremolo bridge with tele saddles. I've gone through a few different traditional pickups since putting the guitar together, trying to find the right combination for the job. I built the guitar primarily for my wedding gigs - a 'do-it-all' telecaster that wouldn't have me jumping back and forth between guitars all night. I need to play pop, R&B, classic rock, modern rock/country, etc. Due to a constant change in venue, I'm always dealing with power/noise issues and have decided that I need to go the noiseless/hum-canceling route. I've tried the SD Lil 59 and currently have the DiMarzio Area T installed, having not messed around with the neck and middle pickups yet. The Area T was definitely an improvement for me over the Lil 59, which sounded too muffled and lacked proper definition when I needed it. The Area T is quiet, but doesn't have the balls to handle the heavier gain rock stuff like Journey (ugh!!) and all that other stuff. I'm this close to sucking it up and buying a Barden set with the Modern T bridge pickup and two neck pickups, but it's a lot of money invested in something I'm unsure will work in my scenario. Can anyone offer insight as to how I should go about this? I thought a decent compromise was to maybe grab a Barden Modern T bridge pickup and mix and match the neck and middle pickups, but would consider a full Barden set if it's worth it.