Having focused mostly on bass the past 10+ yrs, I recently caught the 6 string itch again, and picked up a reasonably priced Chris Shiflett Tele on eBay. In immaculate shape, with SD Pearly Gates pickups, looks dang near showroom new. I’m usually a big fan of humbuckers, but the tone is just way darker/warmer than I’d hoped. Tried it through a couple different amps, but it’s just not scratching the itch. I generally favor a brighter, “brittle” zing in my guitar tone, so I probably should’ve known better than to let my bid finger get the best of me, but hindsight gets you nowhere fast. So, my options are 1)coil split and hope for the best or 2)chalk it up to experience, move it on out and look for one that gets me where it I want to be without going down the “throw parts at it til it suits me” rabbit hole.