I built a tele for my buddy some years back. He is a winder so I put some eBay fender squeir PUPs designed by Seymour in it just so it played when I gave it to him. Eight years later he hasn’t touched it. They are very nice sounding.

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I know this post is old... thought I'd something.

Some epoxy glue and some pennies attached to the bottom would have smoothed that pup out. (and saved you some $$$)

The thickness and the type of material of the plate on the bottom of a tele bridge AND.... the amount of time the pup was potted (dipped in hot wax to prevent feedback) are huge factors on how bright a tele pup is. A lot of boutique winders IMO over pot and the result is a muted pup that doesn't have openness. IMO still ..... even with all the boutique winders Fender (with 70+yrs winding Tele pups) still makes some of the best Telecaster pups. I modded a MIM Tex Mex tele pup with some pennies and its one heck of a great bridge pup. Potted correctly after adding the pennies, I can't tell the difference with it and some of the Custom shop pups I have in other Teles.