Now, I am normally very sceptical about changing saddles, bridge, tuners, etc. and its affect on tone but I encountered an interesting phenomenon with my new Paisley Tele. I didn't like the look of the clear pickguard with the air brushing around the neck pup. The colour just didn't seem to match the rest of the guitar. So I removed the guard and put in a metal pickup surround instead. Now, the tone is very different. It went from being very bright (to the point where I didn't really like it), to sounding warmer and much nicer. So there you go. I'll never doubt someone that says changing his pickup screws changed his tone. Mind you, a piece of metal placed around a magnet is probably a good candidate for creating a change. From this... To this... Equals - Warmer n fuller .