Hello all! I recently bouhght a Player Series Telecaster, single coil pickups, maple neck, alnico V pickups, block saddles. I'm very happy with it. However, I expected the bridge pickup to sound a little brighter than it sounds. Specifically, I also have a Mexican Stratocaster, maple neck, different pickups, and both guitars sounds very similar in the bridge pick up. (In the neck pickup they do sound different). Some people seem to agree that the Tele and the Strat sound very similar on the bridge pickup. See for example this video or this one. It's hard for me to tell any difference between both guitars on the bridge pickup. Both sound great. But isn't the Tele supposed to be brighter or more trebly than the Strat? I find it surprising that the sparkling, right sound of the the Tele bridge pickup is so similar to the one I already had on my Strat. I know you can make the sound brighter by amp equalization, by changing the pick, or by picking closer to the bridge. But if you do that to both guitars they will still sound similar on the bridge pickup. So, my question: is there anything that can be done to the Tele to make the bridge pickup sound brighter? For example, does pickup height have an influence on the brightness of the tone? Or are both guitars really so similar when played on the bridge pickup?