I need to make my strat a monster at pristine clean tones. I've got another guitar for the rock/metal so I want this one to ring like a bell. Right now its got a classic stack plus in the neck, Fender CS54 middle and a Custom Custom bridge. The CC's character meshes perfectly with this guitar clean or distorted, but I imagine there's a better pickup for clean only work. And a lower output pickup would match better with the other pups in the guitar.
So what do you guys think? The guitar in question is a 94 USA peavy strat with a poplar body and maple fretboard. Its a inherently bright/tight guitar which is why it seems to like the CC so much. I was thinking about trying the AP2 but I'm also really curious about the PATB3 or any other mellow vintage pickup.