Sounds like a weird request, eh? Who would want a brighter tele ? I just bought a custom shop Tele from Subway Guitars (maple neck, probably ash or alder body), and I love it...mostly. It's got a p-90 in the neck, and a hot rails type HB in the bridge. I've been promised about 2 weeks fiddle with it and see if I'd like to modify it somehow in their shop. My immediate reaction upon bringing it home and plugging it in to my Traynor YCV40 was that the guitar was too dark and muddy for a tele. The bridge PUP lacked the punch in the upper register I was expecting from a Tele, and the p-90 in the neck was slightly too round and muddy sounding. I called Fatdog and asked what could be done, and he offered to replace the hotrails in the bridge with a single coil. So I've been thinking. This may be a good idea, and it may not. It would solve the bridge PUP's problem, but I'd still be left with a p-90 that is just a little too round sounding for my taste. Also, the stark contrast between a warm, round neck PUP and the almost shrill bridge PUP may be too Jekyll & Hyde for my taste. Somthing like the shrill/muddy issue with some AERODYNE Teles. I was wondering if there was a cap in the tone circuit that would allow for a brighter sounding guitar overall. I basically want the tele to have more of a snappy character with the already abundant sonic power in a p-90 and a hotrails HB. I'd love the neck to be a bit brighter and responsive and the bridge to have more of that distinctive tele clarity in the upper register. Any suggestions, schematics, diagrams, and ensuing explanations would be greatly appreciated!