I'm looking for a louder set of strat pickups for my rock strat.
Right now I'm using some Dimarzio FS-1's (with 500K volume pot) and they just don't have enough volume or punch for my needs. I'm comparing them to my main tele, which has a Dimarzio Pre B-1 in it-- just a loud, ballsy, great sounding tele bridge pickup.
I don't necessarily need something bassier sounding, just something that sounds like a strat, but with more power than the FS-1's are giving me. And not alot of compression in the sound-- something open sounding.
And it might even be that I don't need something more powerful output-wise, just something that sounds louder to the ear? More perceived volume vs. actual output... does that make sense? I've been using less gain w/ my setup too, so that things don't mush out.
Here are some others that have also tried and failed my power requirements:
Dimarzio Injectors (but they did sound nice!)
Dimarzio VV Heavy Blues 2
I was thinking about the SSL-5, but I've read that they sound more compressed sounding. SSL-3's supposed to be pretty powerful, but not very stratty.
Maybe some Bare Knuckles of some kind?