EDIT / UPDATE from 2/28: I swapped the pickups out to Fralin Blues Specials and I’m loving the sound now. ———————————— I just picked up this 2012/13 American Standard Strat used and I’m on the fence about keeping it. It’s my first Strat. In the store, I noticed it sounded bright, but the pickups were nearly pressed against the strings, so I figured it would warm up after lowering them. I also have a US Standard Tele and the Strat has less bottom end and is way brighter. Is this normal? What pickups came in these? The bridge is particularly bright and thin. I love the way the guitar plays, and it’s like 8 lbs so it’s very comfortable. But I’m wondering if it’s normal for Strats to sound thinner and brighter than a Tele, and if a pickup swap would solve things, or if I should just return it and keep looking. Also, are the tuners supposed to be different like this?