I put these pickups in the first guitar of our new line and was taking a shot at them. The guitar had DiMarzios in it and even though I personally have some guitars with DiMarzios they didn't fit. People loved the guitar but weren't happy with the pickups. Enter TV Jones Starwood pickups. Wow, totally transformed and redeemed the guitar. I wired it up with master vol, master tone and a blend knob. The guitar sold shortly after installation of the pickups. I will be using more of these. They are Stratty with some unique vibe. Probably is the DeArmond pole pieces and wire. String to string balance is perfect. Love me.