In another thread on here, someone remarked that as an alternative to upgrading the pickups on his MIM Standard, he simply converted them! He removed the ceramic magnets, pushed out the steel slugs, and slid in a set of alnico magnets. I can get 10 alnico magnets of the right size, ready magnetized and with the north pole marked, for less than £6. And I have 3 sets of spare Squier pups lying around, ready to be experimented on. So has anybody else tried this, and what was the result? Worth doing?