I put 2 Duncan SSL-5 pick ups in my Strat. Middle and neck position. Blah. Dull and dead sounding to me. I pulled the middle one back out to resurrect my tone, by re-installing the stock USA Fender PU. I left the neck one in to give it more time. It's been in there 7 weeks now. No amount of time is warming me up to the PU. I have played with the PU height settings, no better. I am about to pull it out too. Weird. I was expecting good things. There is little top end it seems. Blindfolded I might swear there was ceramic magnets in it. What the heck? Anyone else have a similar experience?