I own a 1995 American Standard Tele - sunburst with a rosewood fingerboard. Chasing tone and attempting to improve the instrument it went through a number of pickup changes - OVs, Broadcasters, Bardens, Muy Grande and finally Twang Kings, removal of the TBX, various pot and cap values, and the addition for awhile of three brass saddles. The TK bridge pickup in the AmStd had an unsatisfactory and annoying bump in the mids. Following my own advice to others, a few weeks ago I returned the guitar to near stock. The American Standard pickups went back in, new 250k pots and .022 cap and wired as per Fender 1998 AmStd specs, and back to stock string retainer. The two changes from absolute stock were removal of the TBX and a black pickguard in lieu of white. At present, the near stock guitar with original pickups and saddles and wiring, and at 22 years old, is a fine sounding and playing guitar, and well broken-in. It twangs enough, sounds very good straight into amps and takes to pedals well. It will never be a classic Tele or have the classic Tele sound, but as a modern example it does lots of things well.