A couple of months ago I put together a parts telecaster. All Parts Alder Body, Lollar Pickups, Joe Barden Bridge. Pretty quality stuff. For the neck, I used an old replacement Tele neck I had sitting around. I bought about 15 years ago, so I can't remember the brand. It was a maple with Rosewood board. I never really liked the neck the neck that much, but I put it on just to get the guitar going until I found neck that I liked. Last week I won an American Standard Tele neck on ebay... again rosewood on Maple. I put it on the other day. Last night I tried it with my amp for the first time. I don't know if I am just imagining it, but it seems like the whole frequency response of the guitar changed compared to what it was with the old neck. I feel like there are much more low mids, maybe even as much of a 2-3db increase around 200-300 hz range. The guitar sounds fuller bodied, but now it seems muddier on the neck pickup. I had re-adjust my tone controls on my amp. Is it possible that a new neck could affect the tone of an instrument that much? The american standard neck is a little meatier, so it probably has a little more mass. However its the same types of woods... However obviously not from the same trees. Any other experiences with this? Would a different neck really change the tone that much or am I imagining it?