My first electric was a tele plus with a blue lace sensor in the neck and a split red humbucker in the bridge. Sounded great. A few years ago i got a strat with tex mex pickups that was too thin, too quiet and too clean. I swapped it with a blue/silver/ red humbucker and split the ted. Now i love it. People don't thnk it's vintage enough but i love the modern sound. Not compressed but evened out.