I should be doing this in the pup thread or the strat thread but because I did this test on my Tele I was wanting to hear what you guys say. Plus a lot of you squier guys are tinkerers, so..... Here goes. I did a test yesterday. I tried to listen to how much difference there was between my neck pup with no tone dialed in, and then my bridge pup with a bunch of tone dialed in. And I'll be honest, I was not finding the sound ALL that much different. At least on my guitar. I keep hearing about guys that know how to use a Les Paul Jr for all kinds of sounds and I'm like waaaaaa? I used to not like the bridge pup that much. Back in the 90's when I played in bands a lot I barely every used it. Maybe for a screaming solo, which I didn't do much of. I was typically playing rhythm parts and singing. But one thing I never did much of was use the tone knob back then. LOL. So I would always just use the neck and middle cuz I liked the warmness of the neck. And I THINK I felt like any time I used the tone knob it would lose some sustain or headroom or flow... maybe. But now in my older days I've been trying to use the tone knob more and have gotten good tones out of my starcaster (yes the bridge has the tone knob hooked to it) and my tele more with the bridge. So... I think I want to work on a pickguard for my Squier strat to have on bridge pup. The dilemma is, humbucker, P-90 or single coil. That I have no clue what I should do.... And where do you get a pickguard that would work for this. I like things simple. Even the pup selectors are starting to bother me when I graze them when they are in the forward position. So having just a tone and volume knob would be nice. I need to eventually do the control plate swap on my tele but it needs to be completely rewired to do that. I don't think the wires are long enough. So... if you have a strat or tele with just a bridge pup, I'd love to hear from you and your thoughts on it. What pup, how do you like it, etc. I do like the sound of a tele bridge pup now. But I feel like I might want to try something else on the Squier Strat since I have a Tele now. Thanks guys!