#1
Hi there. I will be buying a strat month but can't decide whether to get an American Standard or an American Deluxe. At the moment I am leaning towards a Deluxe but I am curious to know the difference between the 'American Strat single coil pickups' in the Standard and the 'Samarium Cobalt Noiseless' in the deluxe.
#2
Cobalt Noiseless are better, less feedback and more tone
Single coils are bad for feedback, but noiseless cut down on that a lot

I have a Lonestar Deluxe and its awesome, minimal ffedback on high gain, and it has a Pearly Gates bridge hum
#3
Hi, i got a deluxe last november, all i can say is its a beautiful guitar, the neck is so smooth and its such a nice guitar to play, the s1 switching that comes with the deluxe is also useful and i tend to use it quite often. The locking tuners are a godsend as well, string changes literally take 30seconds! Hope that helps
#4
I like the SCN pickups - about the same hum as a bucker. They're not especially vintage sounding but the stock standard ones aren't that brilliant. The main difference between the two guitars is the feeling of a tad more quality in the deluxe. Go try.
American Deluxe maple board Strat
Hot Rod Deluxe
Fulltone Fulldrive II mosfet