I think they would as well. If you're really not digging the sound then throw in something else and see how it feels. To me Hagstrom feels more like Gretsch then Gibson (if I had to compare it to anything). Maybe you just need to play around with your amp some more and hone in on a sound you like. If you play a lot of metal though then I dont think its gonna work... the Custom 58/60s are more geared towards heavy crunch then heavy distortion. I can get some awesome ACDC tones out of my Swede though.