I'm aware of the fundamental differences between a Strat and a Telecaster, thing is, the only Fender-scale solid body I have right now is an 80's MIJ Strat. A Telecaster will doubtless follow when and if I feel economically bailed out. I'm playing Jazz and really like the Tele neck position sound, whether SC or HB, (think Ed Bickert) and this is what I'm thinking of doing to the Strat to get within a couple of miles of the desired tone: Block the tremolo with wooden wedges. I know that the steel block (as against string-thru) and the trem cavity will always make a difference. A complete wooden block to fill everything in is available (somehere), but seems a lot of work. Worth it? Install brass saddles (if I can find them)? Silly thing to be considering? Use flatwound strings - Actually already doing this, and have found that there is less volume drop out on the wound 3rd string with stainless steel D'Addario Chromes, as against nickel wraps. I may consider putting in something like a Light Blue Lace Sensor to achieve better balance and less chime, though. The sound I'm after is basically that of a non-tremolo 25.5" scale maple neck solid body with the right pickups (not that I use the bridge pup), i.e., a Tele. Anyway, any suggestions? Anyone doing this? .