My favorite Strat is the Jeff Beck model - x3
Only difference between stock are the Vega-Trem systems, replaced 5-way switches with 3-way ones and swapped out the pups
My wife asked why do I have three of the exact guitar? Ahh, but they're not to me :)
No matter which one I grab I'm equally...
When all else fails, look at product manual...
Fiddled around with internal dip switches and very pleased with outcome.
Suggestion: upon initial disappointment, play with dip switches before deciding to sell :naughty:
(my mostly "gain" board - a tandem board is modulations, a Box of Rock gain pedal, eq, delays, Zuul noise gate and Secret Pre-amp)
At first, I thought the KOT was good but I wasn't knocked out given all the hoopla.
After spending time with it, I realized the KOT takes whatever the guitar and...
Long may you enjoy your new guitar!
After you've given the stock pups a chance, strongly recommend my favorites (in order): Virgil Arlos, Tom Holmes and Lollar.
With all the great pup makers out there, it's hard to go wrong.