The Wide Range Humbuckers in your Reissue or Squire guitar are not the same pickups they were in the 70's
The Reissue pickups use conventional humbucker bar magnets and bobbins. They are pretty muddy and don't sound at all like the originals.
Send your pickups to us and let us disassemble, rewind the coils, and replace the magnet. This will bring some more sparkle back to your Reissue guitar.
This is about half the cost of the common replacements out there and about 20% of the cost of a pair of originals.
Order the service here, and we will reach out and arrange for you to ship them to us. Turn around time is currently two weeks after we receive your pickups.