I built a tele about a year ago and like it pretty well except for I have always felt the low E/A strings are kind of lifeless. They lack snap and clarity, or should I say TWANG. Specs are; HWY 1 body Musikraft neck Fender bridge plate Mare pup (esquire) 2 brass saddles, 1 aluminum (home made) saddle (E/A) I have been struggling with it and not sure what to try to get some life in this guitar. I am thinking the body is dead or doesn't agree with the neck and considering laying down for a MJT body. I also am considering a glendale bridge plate but I have played plenty of GREAT teles with the fender plate, It's tough for me to spend $125 on a plate I can get for $14. I converted the guitar into an esquire because it REALLY didn't like 2 pickups. It's more lively this way but..... So not really sure where to go next. would any of you tele experts have any input? Thanks for reading.