Thanks for taking the time to comment - so often you post these things and it's like shouting into the wind. I appreciate the feedback.
Yes, it's not a Strat, LOL. For some reason, I've been on a Tele streak lately, at least with this particular Tele. I made it from Warmoth parts 18 years ago and it is just one of those great guitars that you only get a couple of in your life. I have a Strat that I feel the same way about (it's a MIM Strat Special, of all things) but for one reason or another, lately I've been playing this Tele the most. It just has this sound on the rhythm pickup that I love...I'm sure I'll get back to the Strat and the whammy bar pretty soon.
Glad somebody liked it. I always like to hear that. Thanks.