yep, you're not gonna get a big tonal difference one way or the other; heck, if you flipped the coil over and didn't
flip the wires, you'd probably still
not get a big sound difference, since each coil only gets its own strings.
that i can hear a slight difference with non-RWRP strat pickups, but i tend to assume that anything i didn't notice hearing until i read
that i should hear it is probably just placebo, or at least subtle enough to be irrelevant to real-world playing.
a little science involved though, scott from zexcoil pickups
has posted over on TGP how there is a measurable difference in inductance when two adjacent strat coils are the same polarity vs. when they're RWRP, i suppose from their magnetic fields affecting each other. by themselves the RWRP coils sound the same, it's just that they might
combine slightly differently.)