These pickups really deliver! A Stratocaster remains a Stratocaster – all sounds are possible – from singing lead to shimmering clean.
The positions between the pickups sound very much Mark Knopfler…but everything without hiss or hum. When driven with high gain they still retain their Strat character – strong singing sound, a bit nasal…Gilmour says hi! Unfortunately these pickups don’t have the same amount of dynamics the old vintage coils possessed.
I brought up these pickups with a config Mexican Clapton on my 92 and it is a revolution. If you like the sound Clapton and you want your Strat sound with more bite take it. This gives a Strat sound in all its splendor.
Against by the day you pass on a Mexican standard for X or Y reason you feel that the sound is super bland.
I have compared with the lace sensor and frankly the price difference is not justified in my opinion.