After playing a Hamer Special FM for many years, I was able to find a Hamer Special in very good shape for a pretty low price. It needed some restoration work, but it is an early model with a smaller neck profile. The Special FM has a much fatter neck, so they are nicely different in feel. The original P-90 pickups just didn't work for me. They sounded good, but hummed like mad. I decided to replace them with the closest thing to PAF. I didn't want to route the body out, and Dimarzio had a number of possible drop in replacements . Oddly enough, my guitar tech, on consultation with Dimarzio, chose the Virtual Vintage P-90. They worked out great, and this is a wonderful blues guitar. Dimarzio has apparently broadened its line to include some really nice vintage sounding pickups.