So I've had this experience twice now and wanted to see if you guys had input on it. The past few years I've had the opportunity to play a pretty bright tele through two amps made with really nice components. One was an amp built by a local amp repair guy who's customer paid him to build a fender style amp with every single component (electrical and otherwise) being the highest quality component they could possibly find. The second was yesterday when I played a tele through a Victoria 20112 amp, based on an old tweed deluxe circuit. In both cases, i had the tone wide open on bridge pickups that are normally considered very bright, and the high ends were smooth as butter and completely pleasant sounding. I could play through both those amps with the bridge pup on totally clean all day without any ear piercing high end at all. I then took that same tele and immediately unplugged it from the Vic and plugged it into a modern day Fender, and the high end was back, naturally requiring tone knob tweaking and eq adjusting. So my question is, is this super smooth delivery of the tele's high end inherent with a lot of the modern day boutique style amps (Carrs, Tone Kings, other Victorias, Lil Dawgs, etc)? Or does it really depend on the model? And please, let's stay away from "you need to learn how to work the tone knob..." responses. That's not the point of this post. The point is simply that it's interesting to me that there are amps out there that completely take away that need when playing tele's. And I'm curious as to why that is. Thanks!