Originally Posted by walterw
how is that price compared to just getting a fender original '62 or duncan vintage P pickup by itself where you are? either one of those pickups would be better still.
There is a WEALTH of P pickup options out there that are arguably better than the American Std is packing as an OEM pickup. Fender's '62, Duncan Vintage P or antiquities, Dimarzio Model P, Nordstrand, Lindy Fralin, Bartolini, SGD, etc.
The list goes on and on, but that's all fluff if we don't know what you are looking for. Is your MIM too weak in output? Not enough bass? Too muddy? Need more bite? All of these? We can make a better suggestion when we know what the problem is or what you want to go for.