I have a OS OE30, which is very similar to the HB30 except for the neck attachment. Mine has Washburn 400 series pickup. they are good humbuckers, sound great and surprisingly, were nicely wax potted straight from the factory. I repotted mine right away because I put covers on them, but if I hadn't wanted to pot the covers to the pickups it wouldn't have been neccessary. I am very happy with the Oscar, especially for the price (less than 150.00 on sale at MF and on ebay). It has quality construction outstanding finish and uses all top shelf fixtures (grover machines, tuneomatic bridge washburn electronics ect. Whichever one you get you should be happy.