These pups sound awesome!! Especially with 500k pots for the volume and tone. They give that classic strat sound without the price of buying a vintage strat. The most impressive part is the fact that they make no noise at all. I wasn't expecting them to be that quite. They were also pretty easy to install. And that was my first time. When installing, I recommend using the wiring diagram for the American Deluxe strat and not the one that comes with the pups.