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So I have an HSS Stratocaster copy which plays pretty much ideally for me but I'm thinking of replacing the pickups because they feel like they're on the cheaper end of things. It's got a 5-way selector that does S--, SS-, SSH, -SH, and --H, and what I've traditionally done is to play clean and/or non-agressive stuff (think like blackbird and wonderwall type stuff) and then using just the humbucker for anything distorted. By that logic I'd just like to find some jazzy mid-rangey singles, and then some balls to the wall slayer/dragonforce/megadeth type humbucker.
My current singles buzz like crazy unless I'm using them both, so I was looking at some pickups which are humbuckers somehow magically fitted into the single coil form-factor.
With all that said, I was thinking DiMarzio Fast Track 1s for the two "single coil"s, and a DiMarzio X2N humbucker.
Is this at all sound logic, or will it create a toneless monster guitar that should be cleansed with fire? I figured I'd stick with DiMarzio just because I thought it would be weird to mix and match different vendors. Is it alright to mix and match? Finally, is it possible and/or advisable to have an active humbucker with passive single coils, assuming I'm not afraid of any extra routing required to fit the extra stuff?
anyway, I'm also open to suggestion as far as make/models go.