Re: DiMarzio Area T and Chopper T for Telecaster
One note regarding the Area T, it is a deeper pickup than the single coil that comes in a Tele. The original pickup had tubing around the screws, where the Area T came with springs. I wanted to reuse the tubing, but it was too short, so I went with the springs. They didn't really work well for me, as the pickup didn't sit well and was noisey due to the maget picking up the spring movement when I picked hard.
So, I ordered some tubing from StuMac, cut some to the correct height, and all is well again. This may be something folks looking to upgrade to this pickup should look out for.