This weekend I had my guitar tech install a loaded pickguard from D. Allen pickups ('69 Voodoo's) on my Clapton Strat. My tech took out all the original electronics so all that is in the guitar are the new electronics/pickups and new pickguard. It definitely is an upgrade from the noiseless pickups and gets me closer to the real strat tone, but it's just too muddy. I even have the bass turned all the way down on my amp. Any advice on what to do to tame the muddy/bass tone and bring out more of the highs and mids to get the quack I want to achieve the classic early to mid 70's Clapton tone from 461 Ocean Blvd. and Layla/asst. love songs?