This one a relatively new acquisition for me. I am running it through an Axe FX III rig. I am surprised the guitar does have a bit more chime and bite. My K-Line Telecaster is significantly brighter, and it is not an overly bright guitar. I did check the pickup heights to ensure they are within the recommended specs. Any ideas? Is this a characteristic of the high sensitive Filtertrons? I absolutely love the way the guitar plays. I can certainly dial in whatever brightness I need through the Axe FX. I am just surprised the base tone doesn't have a bit more shine. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.