I bought a Fender Player Tele a few months ago. I couldn't justify the American-made, and honestly liked how it played. But I do want to upgrade the pickups. I wanted to see if people had thoughts/preferences. I play in a country band, so want to keep the "classic" Tele sound. Currently deciding between Lollar, Fralin and Seymour Duncan. And I know this comes down to preference, but want to know what you decided and why. I'm also happy to hear arguments for not upgrading the pickups. UPDATE: Just in case this comes up, I play through a Fender Hot Rod Deville and a Katana 50mk1 (the latter when my kids are asleep). For EQ, I like to mimic Pete Anderson, boosting the mids and cutting the bass. I.e. rather than the old-fashioned Don Rich tone of boosted trebles. I guess I could try to boost the treble and see if that helps. Effects-wise I used a Keeley Compress Plus, MXR Carbon Copy, and Boss Blues Driver (when I need a little dirt).