Just finished putting together another Strat. At the moment, it has a maple board on it, but I have a rosewood board neck inbound for this particular guitar. Alder body. I have a set of American Strat pickups loaded in it at the moment- because that's what I had laying around the house. They sound ok. But I would really like a set if pickups that sparkle when played clean. Something a bit more lively. They also need to be able to handle some grit as well. Would the Fender CS 69s or Texas Specials be up to the challenge? I'd prefer not to spend an arm and a leg on these pickups, so I'd really like to stay away from the boutique guys for now. I'm primarily a Les Paul guy, so the Strat is really just for scratching that itch. I just want the itch to sound good. Haha. Thanks for the help!