#1
I just started playing guitar, right now just messing around with chords and tabs. I have a Squier Affinity Tele. I bought a Danelectro distortion pedal and it sort of eats my guitar up. Yeah, it's a cheap pedal. My question is: Is it worth replacing a pick up? What pickup, bridge or neck? What pick up would you suggest? Where can I get this work done? Or, how hard a job will this be? Or shoulld I just be content with the properties of the guitar and save up for another in the future.

Lots of questions. Any reply would be appreciated.
#2
It's not worth it to replace much of anything yet. Play around with your settings before you even consider buying a new pickup, you might be able to get the sound you want.
Will says:
DON'T FEAR THE REAPER!
- SmarterChild - says:
I don't know if I can help it.

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#4
Thanks for your input. Since I just sort of just do my own thing on my guitar, and I'm just a casual radio listener and haven't really bought music since the LPs were around, I was just looking for a sound a little bit heavier than what's on the Tele now (although I appreciate it's jangley-ness). I like Led Zeppelin and I have a video of Paige playing a Tele in a Danish TV spot- really cool. I guess I listen to more alternative rock now than classic (other than Led Zeppelin)... Smashing Pumpkins, Silver Sun Pickups, Radiohead...etc.

Why did I get the Squire Tele if I wanted a heavier sound? Two reasons, I didn't know much about what pickups could do and the neck of the Squire is thin and I can get my little fingers around it quite easily.

I think I'll take the first advice and just hang on to the Tele as-is and use it to the best of its capabilities (and mine). I've tried an MIM HSS Strat that sounds good and I sort of like the Jagmaster as well (thin neck). New guitar is down the road though. Thanks for your replies.