Ok, guys, i throw a question at you guys over there .... i took my guitar to my work place, and now at home i am out of guitars.... But, my budget is really really dirt bottom .... i was wondering if i buy a squire affinity telecaster and replace the bridge pickup with a humbucker ... my choice is dimarzio super distortion T. Now, checking in bajaao/furtados, they quote something like 12k for the guitar, and the pickup is like 6k, which makes a total of about 18k. But the output of the superdistortion seems to be very high, wouldnt there be a disparity between the sound output of the stock tele neck pickup and the dimarzio bridge? other option i was wondering are the dimarzio area T or the seymour duncan hot rails for both bridge and neck/just the bridge (but then i get the fat sound everywhere and oose the tele sound altogether which i donot want and cost is a limiter to replace both) how about that? i want to retain the beautiful tele sound too, for the clean tones. I was also wondering about the dimarzio twangs, but they are single coil right? will they handel heavy distortion? I also wish to replace the stock strings with 10s. My sound would be ranging from jeff buckley/pearl jam ish .... very sweet twangy clean, and sometimes a bit overdriven, and in heavy distortion from rob zombie to alice in chains to arctic monkeys. I would also like to detune often but not more than 1 and 1/2 steps. I believe the tele bridge is good enough for that right? i donot use tremolo. John 5 uses a black tele with dimarzio d activator neck and bridge .... how about that in squire affinity bridge keeping the stock neck pickup? I am wondering about the sound output difference bewteen neck and bridge. By the way, the best for me would be to keep the total expense within 15k, in that case i can afford a amp in the near future .... please give me your comments. P.S. If someone is selling their old tele please let me know, better if its in kolkata .... i would like to buy one .... in that case maybe i can get one better than affinity tele, maybe a classic vibe even for dirt cheap ))) Sorry the question is too big, but i believe i said everything i wanted. Keep your comments coming. Thanks guys and gals.