Have you considered Rumpelstiltskin Pickups
? There are some great reviews at this forum about them.
Take a look at these soundclips:
Rumpels Black-Rope (Hot Set)
Rumpels White-Rope (Cool Set)
I've ordered myself a custom set of White Ropes (between stock and cool winding) for a Syd Barrett Tele project I'm on it. I received them 2 weeks ago and I'm becoming half crazy not being able to install them because I'm still waiting for the Tele body I also ordered to get finished.