Howdy! I have a MIM '72 RI Telecaster Thinline that needs some help. It plays well and sounds great acoustically, but electrically is sort of lacking. I think the culprits are the pickups. They cosmetically look like the original Seth Lover Wide Range Fender humbuckers. A local guitar hero used to have a 74 Telecaster Deluxe with the original wide range Humbuckers and they were great. Thick and creamy with a touch of that fender presence. These newer knock-offs suffer from the worst of both worlds the have presence of a single coil and bottom of a humbucker but no definition. For a while I thought it might be my amp, a black face Dual Showman going through a 1-15" Showman tone ring cab. Then I played a Custom shop '58 les paul through it, and it is definitely not the amp. That guitar had sparkle, definition and that PAF magic! What I was wondering was if anyone has tried a pickguard/pickup swap on the Telecaster Thinline II re-issue? Please share you experiences good and bad. Also any thoughts on changing out the hardtail bridge with the pot metal saddle pieces with some serious hardware like Callaham's vintage hard tail bridge? Thanks!