I'm new to the forum so I apologize in advance if there's another thread that addresses this better. Why does the Telecaster neck pickup seem to have a bad reputation? Is it simply because the tele bridge pickup is so popular that it can't live up to it? It comes off as though getting the neck pickup in a tele to sound like a strat neck pickup is a desirable thing, but I've always had a love and preference for Telecaster neck pickups over Strat neck pickups. In fact I've had a love and preference for Telecaster neck pickups over any other guitar pickup type/selection, but I know I'm in the minority on this. A forum dedicated to Telecasters seems equally the worst place and the best place to ask this question..