Or the EQ.Forget the volume , you got the capo thing totally right, different positions for two guitar players which uses two different chord forms at the same time. Don't change that, work on the levels !
I sounded quite low and just got drowned out.
It's possible for 2 guitars to be in 2 different registers but not be mixed well. Even if your electric/OD tone sounds OK alone, it can change in the mix, and if so, then you want to EQ. Is your sound "quite low" without the other guitar? Either way, cutting some EQ in bass bands tightens things up and clarifies OD without "cleaning it up" (as long as you use the gain/drive control to compensate for loss of volume). I feel like this is more important than "working on your mids" - not to say you can't do both, but I feel like they're somewhat different applications and you can get a lot more mileage from bass-cut. Big job, big tool.
It really isn't about Teles at all.I'm wondering if playing higher up the neck is better with teles or not.