Put some attitude to your vintage Start pickups and overwind them for more midrange, punch and output. The Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Strat Pickups are calibrated for every position using a reverse coil, reverse-wound middle pickup to cancel the noise. This is showcased in the Stevie Ray guitar. The Texas Special Pickups is wat you need if you are aiming for lots of midrange bark and crisp high-end bite.
You can rely on different kinds of strings, amp settings and pedals to help you achieve a good blues tone, but getting the Texas Special Pickups will make it easier for you to dial in that throaty Texas sound. Even if you already have a versatile setup, say like an an Egnater Tweaker and Boss ME-70, you will be surprised that the stock pups of Texas Special can provide an incredible change in the quality of sound.
When the highs cut through the mix, the harsh sound can be avoided with the right blend of the Bridge. Even if the Middle is in fact very functional, using it with the wrong stock pups may just produce an awful sound. The poor quality of the Middle can cause the 2 and 4 positions to suffer. However, with the use of the Texas special pickups, all 5 positions will sound equally great.
You can achieve a nice crunch and the single-note clarity still remain by cracking up the gain. They work harmoniously with any change on the tone knobs. Installment is pretty much very easy even if you have no previous experience working the electronics. Trying to strip the braided wires could be an issue but any inconvenience will be all worth it.