You just had to do it, din'cha? Okay, this reply articulates well my dilemma, namely, articulation. And clarity. I play clean tones, mostly. Mind you, my "clean" sound of choice is VOX AC tones, so my clean tone pretty much always has a hint of hair to it. My Rock music is the classic variety, that isn't generally heavily distorted or high gain. I have 5 teles, and one solidbody equipped with PAF-style humbuckers. Several replies have already addressed modern stereotypes, i.e., Teles for Country, Gibson for Rock, etc. referenced classic Country songs recorded using humbucker equipped guitars, and I'm quite familiar with that. Leon Rhodes was known for using an Epiphone Sheraton pretty much exclusively. And I like the beefier treble tones from my bridge humbucker. But even then, it doesn't respond like a single coil, and I have to be careful or it's starts breaking up on me. If I were going for distorted Rock tones on the bridge, I could use that, but most of the time, that's not what I'm after. I recently spent what seemed like an eternity not playing my teles just so I could log a lot of time in on my guitar with the 'buckers. I don't mean that to sound like the guitar is work to play; the guitar itself plays well. I really like the neck, and the look of the guitar. Well, here, this one... Love the old school vibe of the snakehead and the vintage Kluson style tuners. And speaking of "vibe," I call it my "Whataguitar," 'cuz it's got a Whataburger vibe going on. (You Texans will understand.) The neck is a bit chunky, but feels good to play. The only thing I haven't bonded with is the pickups. Like I said, PAF-style, not particularly hot. But it's real work for me to get the pickups to behave the way I want them to. My recent exclusivity with it didn't really alleviate that. And I've had the guitar for more than two years, play it quite a bit at home, and have even gigged with it on several occasions. So I'm guessing I'm just not a humbucker guy. Oh, another factor I failed to mention is that I am almost exclusively a solo performer. Not as in playing solos within the context of a band, but as a solo artist (and I use that word loosely), just voice and guitar. So the observation/recommendation of using humbuckers opposite a second guitarist with single coils doesn't apply to me. I've picked out about half a dozen songs that I'm comfortable playing on this guitar. If I could double that number of songs, it would make a decent set with this guitar at a gig. I guess I was hoping for suggestions along that line. Here's what I have so far. On the Road Again (Canned Heat) With My Face on the Floor (Emmitt Rhodes) Fooled Around and Fell in Love Up Around the Bend Proud Mary Rendezvous with the Blues I've noodled around on Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," but I've never worked to get the lyrics down and sing and play it. Maybe that one would work on this guitar in my performance repertoire. Clapton's "Woman tone" was invented on guitars with 'buckers. Any other suggestions?