So I’ve got this partscaster (it started as a Tagima TW-61) up and running… I’m very happy with the bridge pickup (Seymour Duncan P-Rail with Triple Shot pickup ring/switches — P-90, or a rail single coil, or both as a humbucker — with parallel and in-series switching) and neck pickup (Tonerider Vintage AlNiCo II P-90)… What I’m not thrilled with is the Seymour Duncan Duckbucker in the middle. It’s supposed to be run in parallel mode for max brightness and quack, but it does not play well with a lot of pickups — even when I pull the Tone knob to switch it into series mode. I’m very interested in hearing what Strat middles you guys like and why. PS I’ll be painting the headstock black next week. The Black Tusq permanently lubed string trees work well, but they’re butt ugly… I’ll also be replacing the nut with a Black Tusq.