#1
I am about to buy a Fender Mexican Strat from my friend, but am not sure if I should replace the bridge pickup with one of those single-coil-looking humbuckers to get a fuller sound. I play classic rock (whatever that means, its a very broad genre IMO), would like to get a David Gilmour esque smooth sound sometimes but want to be able to crunch a bit when need be. Is the strat already versatile enough?

And I know it's personal preference; I want to hear you guys's personal preferences
#2
you aint ganna get the gilmour sound unless you get his like 300 doller EMG set....
but yea drop one of the SD stacked bridges so you can get a fatter sound for sure
#3
no,
if you wanted that get a fat strat instead of screwing up a good standard
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#7
I have a hot rails in the neck of one of my strats and I really like the tone. It can get really crunchy but then settle down for some nice warm, smooth clean tones. Or if the guitar is routed for it, put a full size humbucker in the bridge. You can a SSH pickguard relatively cheap.