I'm not sure if i discussed this recently or not so ignore me if i did.
anyway as you know I modded my Squier strat with great success and i used pickups supplied to me by my good forum friend, Funkfingers.
the pickups themselves are great and provide a fantastic tone but it isn't what I am looking for on this occasion. I will still keep these pickups for a future project i have in mind.
what I require is a set of pickups which provide the traditional stratocaster sound but have enough b*ll***s or balls about them to to make their stand when I am using the dirt channel.
I am thinking about the Fender Samarium Cobalt Stratocaster Pickup Set which i found online the other day on ebay, I looked into these more and quite like the sound they give reference clips are here and here the second one is very long but is split into different songs and settings and such, I am very impressed with the tone.
alternatively I have thought about the california 50's set but I am still trying to compare the two different sets.
the other option I had is to buy the everything axe set of pickups, as they are all round quite powerful but I feel that I will lose the single coil element in my sound as they are humbuckers. I am also concerned about the wiring of the latter set due to my phase switching and bridge on option.