I've still been tweaking the wiring on my Strat now that it's SSS, and after trying the "50's wiring" approach that doesn't require the traditional treble bleed cap + resistor (and finding the volume knob became way too aggressive), I ended up going back to the more traditional treble bleed circuit. Except, I still didn't love it - the guitar didn't clean up terribly well as I backed off the volume. The resistor somewhat mitigates the effect of the cap, evidently, and while there was an appealing sweetness to the sound in the 8-ish range of the volume knob (very Gilmour-ish, actually), it still stayed pretty dark as I rolled the volume back.
So, for kicks, I removed the resistor - problem solved. Now my volume knob sounds pretty much the same at all points, and the main change I hear is the way the amp overdrives - the tone doesn't change, the amp just cleans up.
I shot some before/after video, since that's kind of what I do whenever I make any wiring/pickup changes:
The most dramatic part is actually the 3rd clip, where I switch from my usual lead settings to a fairly heavily distorted Ch4 rhythm setting, and with the volume back have a clean tone that would totally work on a southern rock album.
I was talking with Cam about this, expert on all things Fender, and I guess "cap without resistor" is the typical Ibanez wiring, so it's really no surprise that it feels natural to me.