i've owned a number of teles and strats both vintage(50's/60's) and more recent custom shop models as well. without fail the tele neck pickups can never keep up with the bridge pickup in terms of output/volume. sure, some of the strat neck pickups had more umph then others but the overall balance was there between the pickups. is this always the case? ilove the sound of the neck pickup on the tele but it doesn't seem to get it's due. please advise.