One thing that many people overlook while playing electric guitar is the power you have to control the sound with your volume knob and switches. I didn’t really get a grasp of this for a long time but now I use it quite often. This is especially helpful if you have a single channel tube amp. I use a Jet City JCA20H and 1×12 cabinet. You can dial up a nice crunchy sound on the amp, and then roll back your volume and choose the neck pickup to get a decent clean sound.
If you are using humbuckers, you can get even more sounds by installing a coil tap. Then you have the option of single coil low volume and full volume OR humbucker low volume and full volume. if you have two pickups, you can get 8 different sounds without even touching your amplifier. You will have to buy a special potentiometer but it’s not too difficult to install if you’ve ever used a soldering iron. Personally, I like a audio taper potentiometer for the volume. It seems to roll off the crunchiness a little more smoothly then a linear taper.
This guitar is a 1990 MIM Strat (1st year!) with a Mighty Mite neck, Super Vee Blade Runner bridge, and Dimarzio Air Classic (neck) and Air Norton (bridge) pickups with a Fender 3 way switch and coil tap on the tone control.
Thanks for looking!