Sweeter tone from bridge pickup?

Burny FLG

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Any ideas please.
First was a fender alnico copy

Second is a Fender Pure Vintage 64
Swapped the tone and vol pots to 1mg
This combo sounds like a new version of my 76 Tele but still clinical

Wondering if installing an actual vintage pickup will sweeten it up

Any suggestions?
 

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What has the 76 Tele got in it......the WRHB are ok with 1 meg.
The only thing that might work with 1 meg is a Broadcaster wind....which is punchy and 'fat'. The 64 is a bright and twangy pickup.

And whatever pots you switched from, the only way a 1 meg is going to sound is hugely brighter than what it was before.
 
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76 is a standard black guard Tele, std neck and bridge,
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maple neck, ash body, came with 1 meg pots.
This ones a grandpa's axe with parts swap from the get go, currently -
Tele custom setup 2 vol, 2 tone
Alder body, maple neck,
SD Seth Lover neck,
Pots have been changed to 1 meg a while ago from oddly matched, (one was a 1 meg pot out of a 50's amp, one was 500k) but the bridge always sounded clinical with no real depth to the sound.
Neck pickup is fine and always has been.
Recently fitted a bigsby which has highlighted how bright the whole setup is.
So at this point wondering how to get it sounding sweet like the 76.
I play clean a lot too, so it's obvious.
Thanks
 

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Is the tone connected to the bridge pickup? if so, roll it down to zero or one or two-ish.
 

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Is the tone connected to the bridge pickup? if so, roll it down to zero or one or two-ish.
even with tone off it's too bright. Normally have the amp treble on 5 but that's on zero too, I like the bigsby on, wouldn't mind getting it all working, maybe change the pots or the pickup like Mr Randall suggested but what?
 

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even with tone off it's too bright. Normally have the amp treble on 5 but that's on zero too, I like the bigsby on, wouldn't mind getting it all working, maybe change the pots or the pickup like Mr Randall suggested but what?
250k.
 

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With this setup maple neck alder body 1mb pots, Putting the bigsby on has increased he brightness 400%
 


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