I restored a Telecaster a while back, rescued a Squier and re-finished it:
I now use it in a band, and it sounds pretty **** good, EXCEPT the bridge pickup is prone to microphonic feedback (I'd like to get musical feedback!). I'd rather not work about potting it, I'd rather buy a quality pickup.
I love the clear sound of the stock pickup: how notes ring defined and clear.
So I was thinking that the Vintage '54 Lead Pickup for Tele STL-1, would be much the same.
The band I am in play classic 70s rock covers. Sufragette City by Bowie, some Kiss songs, CCR, UFO (Doctor Doctor and Shoot Shoot), actually pretty heavy stuff.
Would the '54 cut it, or would it be TOO low output?
Am I allowed to ask opinions about Tonerider of GFS pickups for Tele too? I know they are a step below SD, but I don't have long before another gig and want the axe ready...!