I'm looking to buy a Squier Telecaster because they look cool and are cheap. Is it safe to assume I will get a decent sound out of it as long as I have a decent amp? (Fender Stage 1600). And if not will a change of pick-ups remedy this easily enough or is there more to the sound than that?
I don't know anything about the amp you're using but it is definitely true that 90% of the quality of your tone comes from the amp rather than the guitar.