I have a Mexi 50's roadworn Tele and it sounds pretty good. Especially as a single coil guitar is new to me being a long time Gibson player. It has a darker and thicker sound than what I've experienced in traditional tele's and think I wouldn't mind a more raw/bright mid and top end without getting into plinky scooped territory. I play Marshall type amps and don't play clean all that much so the typical bell like clean, country tone is not for me. I've played Fender CS NoCaster's before that I thought sounded pretty good on an overdrive tone so I lean towards that pickup but saw Fender also had the Blackguard pickup set which maybe has a little more output? Don't want to jump down the rabbit hole of quirky, small boutique winders. Interested in opinions on Fender, Duncan, Dimarzio and larger boutique type guys...but don't need to be getting into big money ($175+) for a what is basically a fun at home Mexi Tele. Any opinions, suggestions appreciated.