Last week I received my new Fender Am Pro Stratocaster. I have been setting it up, and readjusting for the last week. The pickups don’t want to play easy, to get the best, most even volume from string to string, and the best overdrive sound from my Mesa Boogie mark V 25. I had the pups roughed in for the last two days. I played an E major chord, and adjusted the pickup slant on each pup for best even volume between the high E and B strings and the low E and A strings today, and spent an hour or so adjusting the pickups. The G and D strings are just wherever they wound up. If you look at the pictures, you can see the uneven adjustments in pickup height. This is where they sounded best on the clean channel. They also sounded pretty darn good on the overdrive channel, in mark V mode with, and without, the EQ on. The Boogie doesn’t sound good with these pups, on the same settings one would use on my son’s Brian May or my ‘79 Strat, or my son’s Les Paul style guitar with Duncan Designed pickups. If you will notice in the photo of the amp, the EQ, and knob settings. On the dials, on the clean channel, I have it set with a little more mids, and treble. With the EQ in, the sound is rounder and fuller, and sounds more like an acoustic On the dirt channel, in Mark V mode, the dials are set for a crunchier Marshall like sound. With the EQ on, it’s set for a little more round and fluid sound, that I use for solos. I set the amp using the 10 watt mode and will likely have to up the bass and lower the mids a bit if I was using the amp at 25 watts and playing with a drummer. This amp gets as loud as my old AC30 did when it was dimed. I will try to post to this thread again, after I get the EQ and tone controls fine tuned for playing loud enough to play with drums. If any of you use a Mesa, please post pics of what your settings are for playing with a strat and which pickups you used to adjust the best tone from your Boogie, and photograph the pickup heights. I tried to post the amp picture at the end of this post, but it placed it up top.