@Fuelish I do recognize and have acknowledged--in my OP and further comments--the subjective nature of the topic. And, yes, It is a dilemma, Gil, and it does go beyond just descriptions of this type of neck pickup. And as I said, I'm only hoping that this discussion will help clarify my thinking on what best describes to my mind the tone I hear from vintage style single coil Tele neck pickups. And if I can achieve that degree of clarity for myself, or even get close to it, then I will be better equipped to explain and/or clarify my point in discussion. After all, we don't use smoke signals for communication here, do we? We gotta use words. Words and their definitions are what we must use to have a discussion, or else we will have no discussion forum. Yes, that can be problematic. Already in this thread we have had Aussies, Canadians and those from the UK commenting. So we have speakers communicating in English as their native tongue. Meanwhile, I'm down here talkin' Texan. Point being, there are dialectical differences between us even when we are supposedly speaking the same language. Still, although the use of terminology may not be a perfect form of communication, it is the best chance we have for discussion...the exchange of ideas...communicating with one another. And so I am determined to press on, again only looking for clarity of thought for myself.