I have an EBMM Cutlass HSS and a Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniv. model. They are different, but mostly because I put Kinman Woodstocks into the Strat. The single-coils on the Cutlass are good. They respond well in every application I've put them through, in the past year and a half. No complaints.After a little looking around, the Cutlass appears to be voiced closer to 60's vintage. Any owners with Cutlass HSS / Strat HSS comparisons are welcome to chime in.
You never can really tell, though, until it's in your hands. Recommend buying from a reputable dealer who will allow you to return or exchange it if it's not what you're looking for - but, then, you already know this