Originally Posted by Augminished
Alright thanks man. Have you ever tried the True Velevet? It seems more vintage. Is it jangly? I was also wondering about the injector? I am kind of lost in the single coil world
Right now I am liking the looks of the Area 58 for the neck and either an area 67 or the cruiser in the middle.
I actually have tried the True Velvet. Its a decent single coil but personally I found it a bit thin-sounding for my taste. I actually have also tried the Red and Blue Velvets as well and while the Red Velvet is kinda cool, it is all midrange.
Personally I would go with the Area 67 for the middle over the standard cruiser. The middle position in any strat or HSH is very sensitive to the midrange as those frequencies are more pronounced there, much as treble is more pronounced in the bridge and bass more pronounced in the neck. I like either a more neutral pickup there or one with slightly relaxed midrange. The Area 67 as more prominent treble response and relaxed bass so its cuts and doesn't flub out like a more bass / midrange pickup would.
The Cruiser bridge also has a bit of a midrange scoop, but I think its a touch too pronounced in Alder and along with the slightly accentuated bass, it makes things a touch too muddy for tastes.
Bear in mind, those are all just my personal tonal tastes, and I like pickups that complement the natural resonance of a guitar and don't necessarily sound the same regardless of the guitar they are in (say like EMG S do).