Can you get that tone from your tele? IMHO, if you have the "right" tele in mid (using both pups) position w/tone knob rolled off slightly, you can get CLOSE to a LP tone. I think that is another reason why most tele lovers like/prefer Les Pauls rather than strats. YMMV. Please don't say "if you want a LP tone, play LP!" Well, no kiddin'