Just wanted to weigh in on the discussion that I as well took the plunge and put a set of goodwoods in my R9 03' and well, it was about as close as it gets to the "REAL DEAL"! I've owned many original PAF's through the years and put them in many different gtrs and these are the best,closest to my ultimate "PEARLY" tone dream. I also had the pleasure of recording quite a bit of the amps at Tonefest 04' with this 03' and it is quite evident that these pups work with a wide variety of amp types to get all the classic tones. Also finally had the chance to hear some "crossroads" in a R59'V Rick Beringi had and am tempted to get some of those as well, in a word they were BITCHIN'!! We cranked them through quite a few exceptional old Marshall's and it was like going back in time for me. Best thing was we had a REAL 59' SB there to A/B against and these PUPS held their own beautifully! There were also great gtrs there loaded with other great sounding pups like Voodoos,Antiquities,Tims, and others and they are all great but it is just a personal thing as to how each one sounded better or worse. I will say this though, the WCR's sounded right no matter who was playin' em! I think that says alot!