My main guitar for the last 5 years has been my Closet Classic '56 Strat. I moved the middle pickup's tone pot to the bridge and added a Fralin bass plate. This made a big difference in my bridge pup. Before doing these mods, the bridge pup wasn't even usable. I waited 4.5 years before doing the bass plate because I was afraid of messing with the bridge/mid quack. To my surprise, I actually liked the quack even more with the bass plated added. Now I think I'm ready to make a bigger step and replace bridge pup. I thought about adding a Fralin Vintage Hot or Blues special bridge pup, but now I'm thinking maybe I should go all the way and try a SP42 or SP43. I've tried to do some research on these and it seems like everyone goes with the SP43 over the SP42. The 42 is rated at 7K and the 43 rated at 10K but Fralin's site say the 43 is only 5% more output. I will still keep the stock Time Machine neck and bridge pups in the guitar. 1.Has anyone added a steel pole to the bridge of a vintage style strat and converted back to a regular pup? 2.Has anyone had any problems with the steel pole being to tall to properly adjust the picup height? I read on another forum, a guy who had a '62 reissue with a steel pole in the bridge. He said the pickup routing was not deep enough to adjust the pickup properly. 3. Will my stock pup cover fit the steel pole or does it take a special size?