For me Most Humbuckers are too Hot and make it hard to get a clean enough sound, So the Squire X-155 arch top I have I had to change the pickups to a lower output style with out covers to get it clean sounding. Now as far as solid body elctrics that fender makes they all should be single coil, If I wanted a Humbucker sound I would buy a Gibson type of guitar. If I want my single coils to sound distorted I will use a Fuzz/ OD. I set all my amps as clean as I can get them and adjust all my guitars as clean as I can get them. If I really wanted a distorted sound all the time I would Buy a speaker that would do it not a amp.