I have two, for 2 years, maple and rosewood telecaster on.
It sounds very clear, a good slamming, very defined but not ch ... especially zero noise. If I were president I would ban the single-coils for the sake of others.
The dynamic is evident that micro behaves well with everything he sends, even in tightly packed lead has a sacred look very single-coil (Therefore I do not use virtually the intermediate position as it is clear and slamming).
If I had to find a downside would be a lack of depth in the low-mid frequencies that I appear narrow. For the typical Tele neck pickup down low in the spectrum which gives roundness and warmth that he knows, and that's not what the dp 417, missing a part of his.
I owned the Kinman broadcaster and it is most obvious in mind, so I would say that as far as costs to go and be super happy ...
Does not prevent that I do not regret my purchase, my 417 super sound and I do not seek absolute vintage sound. 160 roros to equip my two teles it's cheap actually.