I jus stumbled on this very interesting site while researching a new bridge pickup for my California Fat Strat. I have already replaced the 2 single coil tex-mex pickups with Dunkin's (I think the guy put in Alnico's - they are much quieter & warmer than the texas, which I hated).
Now I'm noticing that I never use the stock Humbucker at all, just sounds thin and shrill compared to the new single coils. Can anyone recommend a humbucker that will fit in nicely? I'd like a nice warm lead tone (Santana), but also don't want to miss out on some modern high gain crunch when I feel like belting out heavier tunes. (Alice in Chains/GnR/Metallica).