Yeah I really liked the Affinity Tele but could not afford that one I had a choice between the Bullet which was really out of my price range and the one I got. I went and played the others like I could afford them to have a comparison. Yeah i would be afraid to loose some of the sound if I upgraded mine, happy with the sound. Trebly twang on the bridge, humbucking canceling in the middle(I guess one is reverse wound), and that wonderful lipstick pickup sound in the neck takes me back to my Danelectro days. I think it is just as versitile as my Strat and may become my #1 given time. lol, funny thing is I joined TDPRI years ago way before I joined this board and others. I've had a Les Paul for 25 years and am not even a member of the Les Paul boards, so I guess I am just an odd duck.