Gentlemen I need help trying to figure out my sound. I play a 85-6 Squier Strat. I cannot duplicate the sound/tone. I have tried countless other guitars in the band and I always get voted down because they cannot compete with the sound of this Strat. I put an ohm meter on these pickups using the guitar cord/1-3-5 switch method and came up with 3.58 on middle (3) and neck (1), came up with a 4.01 reading on bridge (5). That seems like a very low reading. However, this guitar seems like it whispers to you while playing. I religiously use the (4) position, nothing else, except a Boss pedal when gigging. It is very bold....It's warm, full....and has a whisper in it's tone. Not weak at all, even when hitting it hard. I want new pickups for my Tele but don't want to spend a boatload of money chasing this particular sound. I assume they are alnico because the strings don't individually slap you in the face like my LP wDimarzio's did. I'm beside myself. Could these S-S-S pickups be wired series? I'm afraid to take the guitar apart for fear that I will jinx something. If it ain't broke don't fix it! Could different tone caps make the difference? I'm working on my Tele trying to recreate this sound, I think I'm close but no whisper. I had to use 1 full HB (8.5 k) in the bridge and I used a 7 dollar dual rail pup(12.4 k) in the middle, bridge parallel/middle series. It seems close but still needs more "balls" and super highs to be more pronounced. Giving all info I can. Sorry for the long post. This just might be a job for "Deaf Eddie"