I have a Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster and a Korean Epiphone Les Paul with JB/Jazz pickups. I want to downgrade to a single guitar, and ideally, I'd like to be able to attain both Strat and LP tones out of it. My LP has coil tapping, but the single coil sound is nothing like a Strat. I prefer LP tones over Strat tones, and I love what the JB/Jazz combo attains tonewise--but as I said, I'm looking for both in a single guitar. Since I like the feel and playability of the CV Strat better, I plan on keeping only it, and upgrading the bridge pup to a single coil sized humbucker.
I've been researching the Little 59, JB Jr and Hot Rails. The 59 doesn't seem to get true LP tones, although it's marketed as a PAF type pup. The JB Jr seems to get mixed reviews, and the Hot Rails seems to get love just for metal sounds.
I love classic rock tones like ZZ Top, but I like to be able to get heavier tones for riff-based music (such as 311) with my current humbuckers in my LP.
Which would be the best single coil sized bridge humbucker for my Strat, that would get something close to a good, classic rock crunch, but that would also work for heavier sounds? Ay recommendations or comments are greatly appreciated.