Okay... no laughing... Have had a chopper and hot area t in my tele. All good but I miss the natural tone of the bridge pickup. So trying to get back to lower output/non stack humbucker. The JD has alnico 2, higher bass and lower treble that moves it away from the traditional trebly tele bridge pickup. My guess is I don't need a hot pickup either since I am not driving an amp direct but getting my dirt and push from a pedal. So will the Donahue work in the tele for hard rock? Need solos and rhythms more like thin lizzy, zz top, gary moore... not expecting heavy chunk. I did like the custom shop pearly gate jr demo but the amp is so saturated, its hard to tell how the pickup really sounds... plus would like it to be a true single.