So I saw Ed redid his Mexi Strat with Fender Noiseless pups, so I'm considering those. However I'd like to know which set (single coils only) would get me a Gilmour-ish tone approximation.
The incoming strat is whatever the MIM's are usually made of, which I think is Poplar, and the neck is all maple (as will be its Warmoth replacement down the road).
I'm thinking either the Fenders, EMG SA/SA-X's, or Dimarzio Area series.
I bought a set of Bare Knuckle Apaches very recently, Jeff. The only problem is that I haven't yet dropped my Strat off at guitarguitar to have them fitted, so I can't offer my opinion on them quite yet. I'll let everyone know what I think post-installation.
I considered a set of Areas before I bought the Apaches, but I decided against it; I can deal with hum if it allows me to have 'that' single-coil tone.