"Stratocaster Custom Shop Texas Specials don't hammer them if you don't have everything else wright."
The pickups have helped me achive more of a SRV tone that I was looking for.I use a 410 Hot Rod Deville to drive a Pro Rock 412 cab and a JBL 115 cab and the only effects used are a Tube Screamer and a Cry Baby.The only thing left I have scheduled to do is some 6100 fretwire and a Buzz Feiten system.
I was glad to get new mounting screws that are included because I hate using pull off hardware on new installations.
You have to treat all pickups carefully during any kind of maintenance.Its a good idea to lay the corner of the pickup on a flat surface (with the cover on)and start the screws to clean the threads before installaton.
I have delt with Fender for fourty years and never once been displeased.
It seems $139-$140 is the going price or this product and I feel it is a fair price. I would not wind one for anyone for $140 thats how I justify the price and you get three for this money.
The Wow Factor:
I was glad to find that someone produced a pickup like this so that I would not have to have one custom wound.
Overall It is a high quality,well valued product that is easy to install (if you can solder) and actually sounds better that I expected.