What's the cheapest pickup you have that sounds good ? I had a Kent Armstrong hot rails type that I used for a while in the bridge of a Strat. It cost next to nothing but it sounded really good. I took it out a few years back because I wanted to go back to a single coil sound but recently I gave it to a 17 year old pupil of mine to put in the bridge of his very cheap Squier Strat. Damn, it sounds good!!!! I'd go out and gig with this guitar tomorrow and the guitar and the Kent Armstrong together cost less than the last set of buckers I bought.