Hello everyone,
So I'm looking to upgrade the stock pickups in my standard strat. I looked at the UG page for pickups but I didn't really find the guidance I was looking for on there.
Ideally, I would want to get tones similar to bands such as Explosions in the sky, Built to Spill, Pavement and Modest Mouse. What pickups would you suggest?

i have never heard of any of those bands, can you please state the genre and your budget? seymour duncans are great pickups and they arent too expensive.
Indie/alternative/post-rock. The cleans are more important, but a warm overdrive would be nice too. Budget is around 200 dollars.