So I guess I need to post lest this blog go completely stale.
Talking with my younger brother yesterday, I recalled a guitar of his that ended up getting stolen, a cheap Telecaster copy, in which I had installed a set of pickups designed by Bill Lawrence (the L-280TN and L-290TL, I believe), and I rather liked that guitar. Humfree with tons of chirpy high-end and clarity. Bill Lawrence is a wizard of pickupology.
And also, he's not the worst guitarist in the world, either.
[Sits around, looks at watch, and waits for EZ Wajcman to comment on the thread accusing me of libel...]
Yes, only recovering guitar gear nerds such as I will follow that...