Soooooo.... I have a USA 52 Tele RI that I ADORE! It's the most amazing guitar, though like any Amer RI it has that sticky kinda finish (can be difficult on hot summer nights lol), and the pickups that feedback microphonic under high gain, it has the 60 cycle hum, it's a fight to play it etc etc. I LOVE THE GUITAR, and I FEAR losing its sound BUT the aforementioned negatives drive me nuts at times (NOT all the time). Then there is the big problem - the guitar sometimes just sounds OUT OF TUNE to me. Certain chords, positions, etc. Quite the opposite of a PRS or guitar of that nature. 1) Time to look at Dimarzio Area T pups? or something noiseless? 2) Time to get a new bridge or compensated saddles? 3) Do I want to change caps or wiring for a fatter sound? 4) Buzz Feiten system? 5) Anything else? Just askin' the experts. I want a Tele that I can get really fat teles sounds for LIVE and studio. Also - ummmm I AM BUDGET CONSCIOUS.