Hey Gang......just recently got a 2019 Les Paul Studio Smoke House Burst for Xmas. Love the look...love the sound....love the feel. However, I was listening to a local guitarist who had a Older Studio and had some Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Pickups in it and the sound just grabbed me. Clean Tones, Distortion Tones, and Coil Splitting Tones. I've always been intimidated about modding my les paul but this combo really sounded what I have been looking for. They are open unlike the Chrome covered pickups, 490R and 498T and I hear from different guitarist that the SD's are junk and outdated sound. I listen and play a lot of 70's and 80's music. Anyone have an opinion on the change??