Evening All! In my quest for tone I am considering installing a loaded pickguard on my Classic 50's FSR MIM Strat which is a little too chimey and clear for my current taste. One I have come across strikes me as providing masses of tone for a very reasonable price. Not Fender pups of course but they sound great to me. Have a listen! https://www.axesrus.co.uk/Axesrus-Texas-Blues-Assembly-p/tbuk-assy-cts.htm . This is a UK-based company obviously so our esteemed friends across The Pond probably will have no knowledge of them, so do any of my UK-based colleagues have any advice to offer (apart from "You should not be defiling your instrument with cheapo non-Fender hardware" ). The way I see it £140 is not too much to speculate on maybe getting the tone I'm looking for.