I’ve been playing around in my head with the idea of building a sort of jig for testing pickups. Well, really only for testing bridge pickups in a strat. I’m thinking of modifying a pickguard so that I can easily attach pickups from the top (on top of the strings). Then I could use some alligator clips or something, and roughly test a bunch of different pickups very quickly, without having to remove strings. Obviously it wouldn’t really be playable, but I could get an idea of the rough tonality of a bunch of pickups in my strat without much effort. TGP perma-skeptics feel free to chime in.