Well, actually I'm not entirely new. I have been watching from afar, and reading some of the posts that come through, but I Just finally joined today. I decided after nearly a year of watching from behind the magic curtain to join. I own only two electric guitars in a collection of twelve, one of which happens to be my 1996 American Standard Telecaster that I recently acquired (Last summer). I had wanted one for a long time. It was your typical love at first sight story. I instantly fell in love with the look and feel of her (the guitar). I knew the second I picked it up out of the stand that I wanted it. But I assume everyone has heard that story or experienced it before. However, I knew when I bought it that it didn't sound the greatest but it just felt so right. And it was built in September of 1996, which is the same month that I was born the same year that I was born which is just plain cool. I am now looking for pickup advice to improve the overall tone of the guitar as it sounds great when plugged into my vintage 25 by Stage bedroom amp. However, when I plug into any of my three big amps it just doesn't sound right. My '68 super reverb reissue with a phase 95 is my primary set up, I also have a Fender Hot Rod DeVille, C.1993 that I run with pretty much the same setup, and a vintage Peavey Heritage VTX. Nothing I do has made this telecaster sound right. granted when i bought it she was the best telecaster in the shop but when I got home and went out on the back porch and turned it up it just didn't have the telecaster tone. Just for a reference for the tone I'm hoping for, I play mainly classic country, outlaw country, and classic rock. Basically anything from the early Buddy Holly type stuff all the way through to Chris Stapleton and Brad Paisley. Suggestions?