I'm planing my "telestrat" at the moment and now i'm deciding what pickups to use. The strat sound i'm looking for is a non glassy, ultra quacky sound. I'm looking more for a "nicer", cleaner and jangly sound. I'm torn between using stacks or singles since i'm only having my guitar playing (i'm a bassplayer) at bedroom level or maybe in the future when i'm more confident in my playing join a coffeehouse gigging group.
I'm using a 3-way switch, i absolutly can't find in my playing any use of the 2nd and 4th position. I'll maybe add a mini switch to get the neck and bridge together.
The bridge pickup is the pickup that sounds weakest to me when i play strats. I want a more stronger sound which is beefy and can still give me that pop jangle. I have been think about a SSL-5, any other recommendations?
For the middle position i'm torn since this is the pickup that get's the least playing. I want to make this position fun to play. I want to think it's a joy to just switch and play the middle pickup. How can i get a useful sound which is fun to play? I have a strat sized lipstick pickup at home that i'm trying out first but it would be nice to hear your recommendations.
The neck pickup is the hardest one to choose since it has so many areas to cover. I want it to be jazz friendly, i know i'm aint getting that Wes tone but i want it to sound convincing in a jazz combo. I also need it to be a great thick blues/rock pickup that can deliver creamy solos and a sound people think sound super cool!