The video post I put up of Danny Gatton ripping it up got such a great response I thought I’d link you over to the review I did on the Joe Barden pickups Danny used. These pickups are excellent and while not sounding exactly like vintage Tele pickups they have many positive attributes especially for the modern player.
First of all they are humbucking so when you use some gain or overdrive pedals there is no hum. Second, they have more output than a vintage type pickup but do not sound like “hot” pickups and drive your amp too hard. Last, these pickups have a broader dynamic range which makes them very versatile. Just listen to Danny Gatton and you’ll hear them in action.