One thing that is good to know is the resistance of the coils. I pickups with a reading of 7.1 k is going to be a low powered less crunchy pickup. as opposed to a pickup that is 13k that will be great for what your doing. The Joe B's fall in to the 7.59k and 8.09k My set (#0025) I asked for a ever so slight increase on the second set just to make them different at 7.64k and 8.76k and it made a big difference in when they get a bit dirtier. These are better for high gain. Your situation is your situation, I dont know what your looking for but the Joe B's can handle it. I play through a 68 Marshall usually dime ( or close to it) The Haussles I have are the 13k, they are a bit too powerful for me.