I've started wiring my strats with the tone controls on the bridge and neck pickups and IMO it makes the bridge pickup so much more usable. Since my hand is still f'ed up, I hit the switch on almost every chord and end up in the bridge position anyway, so that's a plus. I've been using my Dyna Comp to hit the front end harder but yesterday I lucked into a MXR Custom Badass Modified O.D. and it was the missing piece of the puzzle. I'm getting thick, humbucker tones with a Texas Special bridge pickup. I was using a homemade Electra Boost and SHO clone but the MXR is really doing the job.