#1
Hi, Im fairly new and own a squier strat. I'm a lil short on cash and want to upgrade this unitil i get a new guitar.

My question is what kind of pickups should i purchase?
I like playing led zep, van halen, stone temple pilots, foo fighters, and some aerosmith. I need pickups that sound good clean and distorted. single coil or humbuckers. I can spend up to 300 dollars(USA)

Yes i'm willing to polish a turd.
#2
I'm very serious when I recommend a prewired pickguard from Dragonfireguitars.com. It's cheap, and you're not breaking the bank to updgrade a strat.

As a plus, they sound ****ing awesome. Check out some demos online, they float around.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance