i see the tele... so did you 'basturdise' an old t-64?
I'm not sure what guitar it came out of, it was a loose pickup in a local shop's extras box, the mounting tabs were broken off and I had to make a mounting plate for it, epoxied to the back. But I got it free... Probably did come from a T-60 though. I'm pretty sure that's the guitar the brown ones were used in, the only two Patriots like mine I've seen both had identical pickups, but black. I always liked the necks on T-60's but never found one that really sounded good. Looking back, I could have probably made a few adjustments and gotten a couple fo them to sound nice, but at the time I was seeing them for sale I still didn't have a clue how to fine tune a guitar like I do now.
I kind of wish I had gone ahead and grabbed the Classic 30, now that I know it can be made to sound a lot better by swapping out a few capacitors...the only drawback there is they made the damn thing with a triple circuit board that is folded inside the chassis and it's a bear to get it out and back in, plus you run the risk of breaking the thin wire contact strips from one board to the other if you bend it open a lot to work on it. But the instructions and schematics to modify it for a lot better tone are easily available online, something that didn't exist then. The Internet was around, but all the guitar and amp info was pretty sparse at that time, around 96 or 97. if I ran across that deal today, I'd probably grab it. I still like the Fenders best though...
And yeah, I'll go for CBS Fenders any time, it's not difficult at all to make a few minor modifications to tame the bass and get a lot of the tone back, it's basically a swap of 3 or 4 capacitors, I'd most likely do a cap job anyway, and replace all the one watt resistors, which break down due to heat over the years. Those were making my Super Reverb pretty noisy, a frying bacon sound when sitting between songs, volume pedal all the way down. I did a complete cap job on mine, (both Super Reverb and Champ) and replaced all the one watt resistors, under $50 for the Super and both sond great now.
Oh, and that Tele copy sounds really good now, the original bridge pickup is the hottest single coil I have, great when I kick in the distortion pedal, and that Peavey in the neck position sounds sweet. It's still a toss up whether I want to set it up for slide in open tuning again or leave it alone and use something else for slide...
If you see me running, better catch up!