I know, I know... this is a HUGE, subjective can of worms but I'm going to ask anyway. I have a love / hate relationship with an excellent 2013 American Standard Strat - LOVE the guitar / HATE the pickups! To put a finer point on it, the pickups (there was a sticker on the PG that said "Custom Shop Pickups" - I assume Fat 50's?) sound fine individually, but the resultant volume drop in positions 2 & 4 due to the RWRP middle pickup drive me NUTS. Without breaking the bank (trying to keep this in the ~$250 range), can anyone recommend a set without a RWRP middle that will get me in the ballpark of the tone of a '62 Strat? I really don't care about hum cancelling - hell it hums in positions 1, 3, & 5 anyway!! My reference for this tone is all over Ronnie Earl "Guitar Virtuoso in Europe". He plays a beautiful sounding '62 Strat. I've searched the web numerous times, but always end up overwhelmed and confused and give up!