Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread - Page 416
i just got whiplash reading this thread. ow.
I might change the pick guard one day too but doesn't mean I don't love that guitar. Also, and this could be me, but the Tele S/S seems all about the bridge pup. Doing something with the neck pup seems like it might increase range of possible tone quite a bit.
As Hendrix said, it's just a Gibson type humbucker. This is a classic mod for a Tele, because most people do find the neck pickup pretty useless. You have to enlarge the route to fit it, though. You may not want to do that, but it's not like you have a collectors piece so you could consider it.
you could also mod the switching to get the current pups in series (thus making them a displaced double coil), although it probably wouldn't sound like a PAF it would sound pretty meaty and dark
but if you don't use the neck pup at all then maybe the hb is the way to go.
i'd def consider PAF but you might also take a listen to the 70s "wide range" hbs, one of the boutique makes a true spec version, better than the crappy fender reissues. maybe a demo on YT i dunno...