Hey guys, I am currently considering selling my Ibanez RG and getting a Fender Artist Strat and was just looking for some opinions.... I am considering either a Jeff Beck, Yngwie Malmsteen or a Ritchie Blackmore model Strat. Anyone here owned any of these instruments and would like to give some input on them? With regards to the Blackmore Strat I had read somewhere, years ago, that the pickups were noisy on it. I tried searching for this again but nothing came up so either this was my imagination or Fender have sorted the issue. I have always fancied the Malmsteen Strat but the low output pickups have put me off somewhere. I did own a Fender 2010 Telecaster earlier last year and hated the weak S1 pickups on it - would the Yngwie pickups be of a similar output to these does anyone know?