Ok, so I've got an ML Standard set in my Strat (maple neck and board, alder body), and these are hands down my favorite singlecoils I've ever played - a really classic Strat sound, but hotter without sounding hotter, and a nice glassy/burnished quality to the bridge position which is a position I don't usually like but absolutely owns on this set. While that Strat was in for a refret, I put together a rosewood/ash Strat to hold me over (my shop rules, but has a long waiting list) and after trying a bunch of Fender singlecoils in it I settled on the EJ set. They rule... But, now that I have my older Strat with MLs back, I'm realizing that the new Strat just doesn't sound as good as the old one, for reasons that have nothing to do with its unplugged sound. The maple/alder guitar is punchier and a little more upper-midrange-y, the ash is brighter and a little more scooped, but the difference in clarity and "liveliness" between the two is, for me, noticeable, and it's not something I really hear unplugged. I built the second Strat with the idea of, after I got the first back, using it as a "blues" guitar for clean and moderately driven stuff, and my original as more of a hard rock/shred guitar. So, while the obvious answer here is to just buy a second set of MLs, I kinda want to keep a little more differentiation between the two. I could go for the Classics, and in fact that was my original plan, but the more I think about it I don't know if a lower output ML is the answer here. So, I've been thinking about maybe the V60s. The V60LPs with the lower resonant peak doesn't necessarily sound like the answer - they'd be fine clean, but I don't know if I want a darker, fatter singlecoil here, as I kinda like a brighter guitar into a darker amp (Mark V set for a darker, smoother sound), but I'm thinking they're about the same output as the MLs and might be a fun alternative. Has anyone played the v60s, and if so what were your thoughts? Bonus points if you can contrast them to the ML Standards. Thanks!