Snagged a pretty much mint Fender Modern Player Thinline Deluxe (can the come up with a longer name?) with P90's. It's my first telecaster. I'd been considering a T-style for some time, specifically a Logan and I really thought I knew what I wanted in a Telecaster style guitar. I kept going back and forth and I finally decided to try something with P90's just to see if I'd like it. I'd debated a hum bucker in the neck and and even went full circle back to "Telecaster" pickups in both positions. So there are some things I do like about the MPTD Telecaster. Seems to be well made, very inexpensive, looks good, etc...now some have raved about them and I'm not 100% sold yet. The guitar needs a good setup. I plan on having this done sometime in the very near future and then re-evaluate things at that point. It's decently fun to play now but perhaps setting it up with 10's and optimizing it will really bring it alive. Hoping anyway. -The pickups are not a good match with my H&K amp although there are a few patches through my Eleven Rack (ER) which do sound good. -Pickups lack definition when chording. Is this a P90 thing? Something that may change with the stock pickups and a good setup? -Things get muddy when you roll the volume down. I don't know a thing about wiring P90's. It's a "Gibson" style layout, two tone, two volume, with a three way. Assuming I could just go with some caps and do things the Gibson way? I really don't want to drop $300 on this guitar (yet). -I was hoping the frets would have been larger. My PRS Bernie has pretty small frets too and I wanted to try something with larger fret wire. -Since I'm not stoked with the stock P90's, I've debated on swapping them out if a good setup and a bit of playing time doesn't sort things. I did a bit of research and really liked the Bare Knuckle P90's (Blue Note) but hell, I'm going off of sound clips on the internet and it probably has as much to do with the song being played as the pickup. What I'm not willing to do is put a $200-$300 set of pickups in this guitar. Has anyone ever swapped out pickups with success in one of these puppies? Is it even worth it? What about pole spacing? I see a lot of P90's with Gibson spacing but not many with Fender spacing. Is that a concern? -The bridge...I know a few make cut off three saddle bridges. Not sure if they'd work due to the specs on the MPTD being different from most. I believe I've read most of the aftermarket necks will not work? Anyway, thanks for your time and it's my first post! I'll post a photo or two this evening.