I have a friend with a Jeff Beck Strat. He recently moved up to .11 strings and he doesn't like the sound of the Lace Sensors anymore - "lifeless" according to him. He loves playing jazz in the neck-middle/position 2, more so than a P-90 or mini-humbucker. As much as possible though, he'd still want to hear some chimes and bells ala Knopfler's "Local Hero" theme.
What pick-ups would you recommend? The tonecharts seem to favor APS 1 and 2 but he thinks that it might be too muddy in the neck with .11's. We don't have the "21 day trial" here in the Philippines so he can't return the pick-up set if he doesn't like it.