I disagree, the quarter pound is capable of twang. It will not sound like a broadcaster, but it twangs away. Mine is not muddy at all. I've coupled it with hot for tele neck. Its got all the tone I need... untill I change the pickups again.
not from my experience, well, not the Strat model.
A couple of weekends ago, I took my old frankensteined strat, named Boris, and put four different bridge pickups in it.... one at a time of course, and then recorded a bit of me playing each one. I was looking for "best twang sound".
After all four were recorded, I could A/B/C/D the recordings and get a really good idea of how they compared.
One of the pickups was a Quarter Pounder, which had decidedly less twang than any of the others. I finally decided to go with a GFS fat tele pickup.