I recently completed building a new strat partscaster, with a MIM sunburst body and 70s style (big headstock) maple neck. I wanted to have a beefy bridge pickup and originally tried an HSS configuration (which the body can accommodate) with Fender Texas Specials and a Fender atomic humbucker. The humbucker sounded fine but was too different from the single coils, even when split. So, I decided to start over with a new pickguard. I had heard a lot of good things about Rio Grande pickups and so sprung for a set which contained Vintage Tallboys for neck and middle and a Halfbreed for the bridge. Wow! Great tone and a very even string balance. Ultimately, though, I wanted a little more beef in the bridge and so decided to go all out and try a Rio grande Stelly for the bridge. That's it!! Perfect hotrod bridge pickup! To me it has the tone of strat bridge pickup with the added power and mids of a P-90. And it matches well with the Tallboys, which have enough output on their own in the neck and middle positions to balance with the Stelly. I'm a happy camper.