In Strats, I prefer uncovered....and why.
In Strats, I prefer uncovered.
It's the same reason I don't care for covered pickups in the Flying-V models with the white full-body pickguards. Black, they're OK.
Strat traditionally has pickups that match the pickguard... or contrast... but chrome is pretty rare, just on the lipstick tube pickups.
And especially when the Strat is H-S-S, it just doesn't look right with the chrome bridge pickup.