Thanks to all for responding.
As Strats go, this is actually a bit of an odd bird, as it has 1 humbucker only, one volume knob only, and no trem. This is a hardtail string through Strat. It's probably more akin to a Les Paul Jr. or similar.
It'll probably be used in a more rythym guitar mode, leads aren't really my thing.
The PU is like a S.D. Invader, really hot output. Not a lot of subtlety, but lots of noise, so, probably perfect for me as a guitarist.
I'm not generally a fan of Ernie Ball strings, but will look into those Light Top, etc. strings.
Anyone else have any suggestions?