1 Jon 1 year ago I'm by no means a strat connoisseur so looking for some info if there's any experts out there.I played a Classic Series 50s strat in store a long time ago and remember liking everything about it. Fast forward a few years, and I picked up a used one locally for a decent price that had "upgraded" Lace sensor pickups installed. I play my Gretsches way more often (and honestly my acoustic more often than that), and have never been able to A/B the Lace sensors with the stock pickups, but I think I liked the stock ones more and wonder if that contributes to how rarely I pick this one up. So now I'm on the hunt for replacements, which has led to a number of questions:1) What would be a fair market rate for stock pickup take-offs (let's use the Classic Series 50s as the example)? I don't play this guitar enough to justify some boutique after market pickups like Lollars or anything (nor do I have an exact strat tone that I'm chasing), but assume there must be a ton of stock pickups sitting around once people upgrade. So would MIM stock pickups sell cheap as chips or do they still hold some value?2) Are there any good resources you could point me to to ID the pickups I'd be buying used? Or do I just have to trust the seller? From what I gather they typically aren't marked with a p/n or anything and I'd just have to judge from look of bobbins, wire colour, pole pieces being staggered or beveled. 3) What are the impressions/differences of the higher end MIM pickups from recent series, specifically Classic Series (I believe same regardless of 50s 60s 70s), Classic Players (I believe differed between 50s 60s 70s), and Vintera (again I believe differed between 50s 60s 70s).4) Do you think resell value of my guitar is increased if I choose the original stock pickups (Classic Series) vs something similar (e.g. Vintera)?Thanks for any info you can share. I know there are strat forums but figured I'd check here first.