Just in the process of moving from a strat to a tele. I love the telecaster, particularly the tone. I found that I never used the strat bridge pickup and seldom the middle while the quack settings produced an interesting tone but again seldom used. For me the two pickups and three settings on the tele are much more usable. The only problem I'm having with the new tele (Squier CVC) is the odd bridge plate design which deflects my pick when I upstroke the first string or downstroke the 6th making it virtually impossible to pick close to the bridge. In one of Scott Groves videos, he talks about that problem with the telecaster design. I was wondering if this is a problem for others and if there is any solution other than just adjusting the position of your picking hand.