I traded my Deluxe Ash American Tele for a '52 RI straight up with someone. The previous owner placed a SD Hot Rails pup in the bridge with a push/pull pot in the volume position.... I thought it was terrible, and hardly playable, I couldn't wait to rip it out of my guitar. It was so bottom heavy and wanted to distort no matter what. This is bad because I like good cleans. The good news is that he included the stock 52 pup and the guitar has been plek'd. Unfortunately for me, I never learned to solder, so I had to wait to save up money to take it to a tech. Anyways, I dropped my guitar off today with a good tech I found in LA, and he swapped the pickup, swapped the push/pull pot to a 250k, and is doing a setup. He emailed me just now letting me now that all is well and I can pick it up tomorrow. I'm excited to pick it up! I just had to share this news with people that respect the telecaster.