Hi there, new user here. I've got a "California Series" Squier Tele; this is apparently an 'asian only' (or asia-pacific) series which I bought new in the early to mid 2000s I think. I'm a keyboard & bass player, I just had this for ages in those cases when I needed a guitar for my own productions. In recent times I've been doing more playing, trying to "git gud" at guitar, and I've also been experimenting with fixing it up to sound better. Its clean sound was always ok, as soon as you put overdrive on it it was bloody awful sounding. My first upgrade has been a set of Fender Noiseless pickups, which made a big BIG difference over the bar magnet junk that was in it. Now I'm thinking about the replacing the bridge because one of the saddle screws is stuffed -- I had to intonate it by adding an additional spring on the outside of the bridge because the saddle intonation adjustment screw is cross-threaded or otherwise busted and won't tighten up (or loosen now!) correctly. Anyway I've always loved the sound and shape of the telecaster, that's why I got one.