Stratocaster Pickups come in a variety of configurations, wind options such as a hot strat pickup. Or to be partnered with a humbucker, P90… There are no rules in developing the tone you have been searching for.
In 1969 the Stratocaster was cemented in history as one of the most iconic guitars. The performance, images and of course the epic sound that Jimi Hendrix preformed is one of the greatest moments in modern music.
Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan the list can go on and on and on when it comes to great Stratocaster tones. Hot Strat Pickups, HSS, Blues Strats you name it.