Lots of good info here from guys more knowledgeable than me. I just want to add that once I got my first tele, I didn't really bond with it until I learned that rolling the tone back is standard practice. With other guitars, this was never something I did. My tele, the default tone setting is around 60%. It's got nocasters, and it's awesome! I could not imagine putting a humbucker in the bridge. Not because it wouldn't sound good, but because of what I'd be giving up.