I just had this MIJ '52 Tele dropped off on my doorstep this week. Here is a pic of it. NO the picture is not backwards! I pulled the neck off the body and both are stamped TL-52L-EX. The thing plays great and has mega twang, a ton more than my '03 MIM Classic 50's. The previous owner put compensated brass saddles on it, so that saved me the trouble of having to do it. I'm in the process of re-stringing it and setting the intonation cause it don't play in tune that well over the neck. Question: is this baseplate on the bridge pup normal? Is that what causes the great twang it has? I've never torn apart my Classic 50's so don't know if it has a baseplate or not. Most of the Tele bridge pups that I see on ebay don't have them. Also what is the mass between the pup and baseplate? Just some insulative material of some kind? Thanks!