I'm back in the Gretsch fold since picking up a sunburst 2420 on Craigslist last week at a very nice price. Pretty blown away by the playability and acoustic tone but the pickups had more of a PAF thing than I like. Was thinking about replacements but thought I'd try removing half the screws instead, making the pickups essentially hum-cancelling single coils. The remaining screws were raised up a bit and staggered for balance. This worked out incredibly well- improved clarity while still sounding nice and fat. These pickups aren't going anywhere!