The MIK T-Bird is a cool guitar though it did require some work. Fine by me, I bought the guitar as a platform for upgrades. I had the frets redone, a String Butler installed, the entire electronics replaced including wiring, pots, caps and both pickups. The T-Armonds keep the tonal character of the guitar intact and add clarity, sparkle, a deep low end and fairy dust on top.
That's a big investment on a relatively inexpensive guitar, but the final results justifies it! In my opinion the T-Armonds are the best possible pickups for this guitar.