Since i'm getting a MIM strat HSS soon, i wanted some input about what type of pickup (model + brand) to replace the stock ones with. Preferably within the $100- $150 price range or less.

Thanks for everyone's help in advance.
What kind of tone are you looking for??? Music you like to play??? Etc...

Hopefully it has nothing to do with P. Diddy...O.o
i would say fender noiseless. not only do they almost eliminate hum but they the give the smoothest tone at the neck pick-up.... then a searing lead at the bridge. Best for blues and classicy rock though, no good for metal
Lindy Fralin pickups...
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