DISCLAIMER- Okay, watched the video, starting reading...saw that there was 11 pages, so skipped ahead. First thing I noticed was the HB had what looked like a stainless saddle, not brass like the Fender. That'll affect your sound, I think we can all agree on that. Second thing- was either stock out of the box, or had each been set up (truss rod, action string changes, intonation. etc.) Third thing, again after skipping ahead so sorry if anyone mentioned this, the pickups. If those are HB/Chinese Tele pups then wow! IMHO, those DO sound just as good as stock Fender pups. Maybe the review should have been about them?