Over a year ago I switched to a tele for full time gigging (really my only guitar) and lots of hard rock stuff. Put in a resistor and cap for the treble thing and chose the values with the amp on a clean at a low volume. Sounded really good. Also allowed the volume knob to be useful over a wider range. Fast forward to yesterday. Took the treble bleed circuit out. Now amazed at how much better the guitar sounds especially with dirt pedals. I probably rejected some tele pickups and high end dirt pedals because they did not sound right. Now it turns out the treble bleed circuit really goobered up the tone.... something so simple.