I have a 2003 MIA with stock single coils. I play hard-driving punkish garage music that's kinda poppy. I play my guitar through a Rat into a DRRI. It growls. When we started recording my album, we double-tracked with the tele and my Epi Dot. For the second half of the album, we just did it all with the tele on one track. We realized it was best to keep it simple. It's thick, it's clear, it's growling.