I came to Gretsch for the smooth, clean, crisp, and sparkly bright tones, much of which is directly associated with the pickups themselves. I've found that Gretsch-style pickups bring these same wonderful tone qualities to other brands of guitars, as well. I've tried a nice variety of Gretsch guitars and the one I settled on keeping is the G6119T Tennessee Rose Players Edition. Wonderful quality, beautifully made, and great tones! And, I think it's going to be my only Gretsch guitar! That said, I'm no where near finished with the Gretsch-family of PICKUPS (including TV Jones). I'm a persistent tone-hunter, always thinking of ways I might increase my enjoyment of the tones I get from my various guitars. Man, am I loving the tones they are bringing to my OTHER brands of guitars - Gibson, Fender, D'Angelico, and Epiphone! WOW. HS Filter'trons, Fideli'trons, TV Jones TV-HT Hilo'trons, T-Armonds - all such glorious sounding pickups - breathing new life into my guitar collection. That's all I wanted to say - just how much these great sounding pickups are influencing my other instruments. Are any of you doing the same thing?