I have been struggling to convince myself for several years now that I could get the level of detail out of noiseless pickups that can be found in a legitimate single coil design. Last night I finally gave up. My current strat partscaster has the best hardware and electronics I could find, and still sounds like it has a blanket over it that has been equalized to simulate being blanket-free. My other guitars have high end magnets (2 sets of Throbak HBs, Lollar Firebird and Telecaster pickups). I can plug any of these into the same amp setting, and while they sound obviously different, they all sound great and require no changes. If I plug the strat in I find myself constantly messing with the eq to make it recover the lost fidelity. The guitar currently has Mojotone Quiet Coil 58s installed, which I prefer to the Dimarzio Areas and Kinmans I have tried in the past and have sitting in a drawer somewhere. It's running a Mojotone 500K harness. The top strings can be made to sound ok, and are pretty close to the stock pickups in my 2008 American Standard. The low E and A sound like a Les Paul eq'd to sound like a strat. It's not bad, but it's just wrong. I'm looking to escape the noiseless realm with the most detailed set of strat pickups I can find. I prefer late 50s tones. I've been out of the strat pickup game for a long time, don't know what's good, and don't want to default to another set of Lollars if there are better options. Right now I'm thinking about a set of Klein 59s. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.