Need a more powerful bridge pickup for my strat (single coil size). Here's what I just tried - a CS hot stack with alnico V's, it's a custom order, but it's going back to Duncan as it's real noisy. Cool how it looks totally like a single coil but has a little more meat. Not much, even though it 20K ohms! I guess the stacks read differently for some reason. I also have used a hot rails from time to time and always pull it out faster than an Yngwie lick. It's muddy, loose, undefined and too compressed on overdrive for me. Tone Zone, same thing. Those pickups get too murky and smooth and the top end is gone even with 500K pots, and then the single coils suck. I don't want to lose the percussivness and tightness of single coils, I just want more beef with that. I was thinking of trying the Fralin SP43. Is it real middy or does it keep a lot of treble/prescence frequencies? You guys with them, do you still use 250K pots? Is it real noisy since it's a hot single coil? If I had to sum up in one word, what I want from a bridge strat pickup it'd be "aggressive". I want it to scratch and claw, and give notes authority and sound open and clear. I don't want a sludge fest that sounds lacks dynamics and sacrifices tone for volume/output. Something else out there that would work well?