#1
Hi!

New to the forums, so greetings!

I just got a new HSS American Deluxe Strat to replace a lee ranaldo jazzmaster that is real hard to play lead on. For a number of reasons, the strat was the best suited for my playing style (whammy bar, humbucker, compound radius), but I've never been in love with the classic strat sound. I did love the sound of the lollar regals i had installed in my jazzmaster, but the damned thing had monstrous string tension and required iron claws to bend only 2 steps above the 12th fret! Lead work was way more difficult than it needed to be. anyways, this new guitar plays like an absolute dream, and can bend 5 steps without any effort at all. I might just keep the jazzy to build hand muscle!

My playing style is "indie rock". So not real high gain. Definitely not blues either.
I've never been a fan of the single coil "quack" thing that a lot of people are into either.
here's a link to one of my bands songs for reference:

https://soundcloud.com/white-arrows/leave-it-alone

Does anyone have recommendations for a humbucker and two single coils for me? Should I be looking into those single coil humcancelling things or are they garbage?

Thanks everybody!!
#2
im thinking SD 59 for the bridge. PAF copy, warm and not too hot.

and possibly SD cool rails for the mid/neck. as you are not after the full single coil sound.

I dont really know a lot about the dimarzio singles/low output HBs, so cant comment on those really
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#3
You can get a loaded plate off an American special strat on ebay for about 120 quid. 2 Fender Texas Special single coil (middle and neck), 1 Atomic Humbucker (bridge). I have American special strat and I can get pretty much any sound out of it I need from pop to metal and everything in between.