How about Paul Butterfield's Better Days:
With Amos Garrett and Geoff Muldaur. It's not better-known Butterfield Blues Band, but a whole different thing that I've gone back and listened a lot over the years.
Catalinbread Super Chile Picoso is one option. I started off using my Catalinbread Super Chile Picoso as a clean boost and it's a fine choice for that, but now place it at the end of the pedal chain as an "always on" buffer and unity gain boost for any line loss after going through 8 or 9...
Generally, the first runs of the MIJ Teles and Strats (about 1982-1984) had SQ and then JV prefixes followed by serial numbers stamped on the neck plate. Later Tele runs (1985 and after) had the letter A followed by the serial number stamped on the bridge plate.
I owned a 63 VVRI for about a dozen years, and replaced the stock Oxfords with Jensen RI C10Qs. They can be a little spiky until they break in, but they're light, relatively inexpensive, efficient and add some high end to what is a fairly dark sounding amp.
Hang onto that Esquire! Just before lockdown, I found a used Fender MIM 50s Esquire neck with a paulownia XGP sonic blue body attached; once I swapped out the GFS rails bridge pickup with a Duncan Broadcaster, it became the No. 1 electric guitar in the house, and has stayed right next to my WFH...
Back in 1974-1975, Kustom 300 in blue sparkle roll and pleat, with those columns. Monitors? Only if we were splitting the bill with another band and shared PAs. Only vocals went through the PA, no instrument mics. A different era.
On the slotted screws, this is one of the things Fender got right when it issued this model in 1982, and throughout its run, in the 1982, 1999 and 2012 incarnations of the 52 Reissue Tele, it has featured slotted screws. Just like in 1952.
The hardware and color on the OP's post look right for...
I run the BD2 with light gain - level at noon and tone and gain at 9:00; I follow that with a TS-9 with higher gain for Fenders. Before both is a Soul Food for a clean lead boost, and after both is a Fuzz Moo, well, because.