Wow... haven't been here in years! Didn't even know if my account still worked. Luckily, it did. ;-)
Anyways... I play in a classic rock and country cover band. I've been using a G&L Legacy and ASAT for the country, and several ESP Ltd EC-400s for the rock stuff. The ESPs have the JB/59 combo and that's my all-time favorite setup for rock. The G&Ls have stock pickups in them.
Last weekend I picked-up a mint Fender MIM H-S-S at a pawn shop for $200. I've been playing it a LOT this week and and growing to love it. I even like the stock single coil pickups for that clean, quacky, stratty sound. But the stock bucker has GOT TO GO. It's fine for the same clean, quacky, strat sound. But the overdriven tones are obnoxious.
What pickup should I put in there? I'd like to make this guitar an "all night" guitar, so I only have to switch to other guitars if I feel like it. So I want the bucker to give me good rock tones, but I don't want to give-up the quacky strat tones at all. Is a JB too much for that? How bout a '59 at the bridge? I need a pickup that can do hot, rock tones, but also glassy, clean strat tones.
Sorry for the long-winded post but I wanted to pop back here and get input from the experts on this. Thanks.
ETA: If at some point I decide to replace the stock single coils, what would you recommend for that? Still want that clean, quacky strat sound. Noiseless would be nice.