Tonight I spent some time on my trusty 50th Anniversary Strat and did a complete overhaul of the electronics. I replaced the pots with CTS 250K's, a new Switchcraft 3-way switch, and a new Mallory .047 cap. Of course, the stock pickups had to go, so I replaced them with Antiquity Texas Hots (with a RWRP middle and a Custom Bridge).
I can't believe how much better this guitar sounds. I knew the Antiquities would be great, but I wasn't expecting such a drastic improvement. Its truly a night and day difference. For the first time, I actually like the middle pickup in a Strat. The neck is also wonderfull. Its got a real "woody" sound to it. Warm, and sweet.
I've got it wired up so that the Tones control only the neck and middle pickup, since I rarely change the tone knob for the bridge pup.
I couldn't be more pleased...