I hardly ever used my neck pickup before putting in this Starwood Tele Neck pickup. To my ears, this neck pickup has a Strat/DeArmond vibe and also the clean tone reminiscent of SRV and Jimi. Very responsive when turning the volume up, even the smallest amount. I put both the Starwood Tele Bridge and the Starwood Tele Neck pickups in my 2014 MIM FSR Tele and must say they have an inspiring tone. The middle position sounds amazing with this combination. It's the only guitar I want to play now.