Author Topic: Noisless pickups  (Read 3202 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

jase67

  • Guest
Noisless pickups
« on: March 01, 2010, 11:12:00 am »
I've had my mim strat nearly a year and I think I'm going look at changing pups. Its the hum thats making me think this way so I'm looking for noiseless. I'm going to keep the guitar long term so its worth forking out a little bit. AT this point I have to mainly play in position 2 and 4 if Im using distortion as I find the noise too distracting in position 1,3,5. There seems to be alot of choice out there but its not a subject I know anything about. So some suggestions please. I play  rock, blues and still want the fender clean sound.

Offline Dan Graves

  • All Time Legend
  • *******
  • Posts: 6236
  • Good Vibes 172
  • Like Tuesday; Gone, with the Wind.
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 12:10:25 pm »

Offline agordon

  • Stadium Superstar
  • ******
  • Posts: 1035
  • Good Vibes 3
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 05:35:38 pm »
The JB Jr or the Little 59 would be nice for the bridge.  Although both of those are humbuckers, they are just made for the size of single coils.

Oh, yeah, the SD hotrails and cool rails are awesome.  I have the hotrails in my warmoth strat.  The hotrails are really good for blues and rock.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/stratocaster/cutting-edge/hot_rails_for_s/
Guitars: Taylor 314CE, Guild D50 Dreadnought, Alvarez RD8, Gibson LP Std. Trad. Pro, Warmoth Custom Strat, MIA Strat, MIM Tele, PRS SE Singlecut
Amps: Blackstar HT-5S, Peavey Classic VT 2X12, Kustom KMA35DFX
Effects: Line6 JM4, Vox Tonelab ST

Offline TB-AV

  • Honorable Ex-Mod
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 12698
  • Good Vibes 331
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 05:56:55 pm »
Kinman

Good Stuff
Gone

Online LievenDV

  • Administrator
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5633
  • Good Vibes 183
    • Point Fifty
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 08:28:07 pm »
fender sounds and less to no noise?

I was thinking Fender Lace sensors too!

how about the silver or blue

or

...
lace sensor red in the bridge
silver in he middle
and seymour duncan cool rails in bridge



my band: fb: Point Fifty | Instagram: Point Fifty

Tigger

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 10:37:28 am »

amok1

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 01:09:45 pm »
I ran lace sensor golds for the longest. They have that classic strat sound minus that 60 cycle hum(that I've grown to love). I've tired the red blue silver pack they have as well. Loved it! But not very strat sounding.  I final gave up and put BK trilogies in there. And there's not enough words out there to describe how much I love them.

You also have the option of noise suppressors and noise gates. Ya might wanna look that way too. 

rolling56

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 02:28:38 pm »
Kinman

Good Stuff

TB-AV do you have/use any of these Kinman pup's or know anyone that has/uses them?

or anyone else?

Online LievenDV

  • Administrator
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5633
  • Good Vibes 183
    • Point Fifty
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 03:30:48 pm »
... I final gave up and put BK trilogies in there. And there's not enough words out there to describe how much I love them.

and that's why I usually recommend Bare Knuckle Pickups
not the cheapest but you trade euros/dollars/whatevers for gold!

A fan? yes.
being convinced by a credible source to try them (Irish Tour set) now spread the word myself? yes.

my band: fb: Point Fifty | Instagram: Point Fifty

Offline TB-AV

  • Honorable Ex-Mod
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 12698
  • Good Vibes 331
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 08:47:13 pm »
Quote
TB-AV do you have/use any of these Kinman pup's or know anyone that has/uses them?

Yes, I have a set and have had them for years. I used to sit in front of 21" CRT and my Van Zandt pickups would be noisy.

Not so with Kinman.

From his web site....

Quote
I believe I have achieved that and so do a lot of others. Gary Moore, Hank Marvin, Bonnie Raitt, Anthony Drennan (The Coors), Jackson Browne, Michael Thompson, John Farrar plus many more lesser known guitar players all over the world who have a yearning for high quality and high performance, who simply want the freedom to enjoy great tone and feel, without the noise and all the other crap that ordinary pickups put out.

EDIT: I believe someone else here has Kinman as well. Might want to search.
Gone

amok1

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2010, 10:55:34 pm »
Lieven I think you recommend them to me last year...A million thanks.  I have them in half of my guitars now.  I really dig the Irish Tour set, I don't have them but its gonna probably be my next set when I get another Project Strat.  I tell just about everyone about them that ask about pickups.  Most people here in the West U.S.(like me until last year) have never even heard of them.

What are you lookin to spend jase?


rolling56

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 01:51:11 pm »
Yes, I have a set and have had them for years. I used to sit in front of 21" CRT and my Van Zandt pickups would be noisy.

Not so with Kinman.

k thank you. I read most everything on his site and listened to the samples.

By the way which ones did you buy? Did you go the solderless route?

Offline TB-AV

  • Honorable Ex-Mod
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 12698
  • Good Vibes 331
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 03:32:14 pm »
Solderless was not offered when I bought these but I would solder anyway.


Set = AVn Blues

Neck = AVn 62
Middle = AVn 62
Bridge = SCn
Gone

jase67

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 03:33:34 pm »
Thanks for all the input.

Quote
You also have the option of noise suppressors and noise gates. Ya might wanna look that way too. 
Got one (actually got 2 in it)in the GT10 but it can't tackle the hum.

Quote
What are you lookin to spend jase?
It looks like I'm going to have to spend a fair bit. I've looked second hand on ebay at around £80-£100 so realistically that in my book is too much second hand and would rather pay the extra amount and buy new ones. I haven't used a soldering iron in about 18 years and then I managed to melt what I was soldering so I'm going to have to build the cost of having them put in as well. I like the idea with the Kinman solderless but it works out expensive at about £250 + the possibility of getting stung for import tax. The lace sensors look like a safe bet. I'm going to work my way through the Seymour Duncan and Bare Knuckes websites and have a listen to those as they are far more freely available in the UK.

Would the tone controls need changing if I change pickups? 

rolling56

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 03:49:36 pm »
Solderless was not offered when I bought these but I would solder anyway.


Set = AVn Blues

Neck = AVn 62
Middle = AVn 62
Bridge = SCn

k thank you for the info  8)

Offline TB-AV

  • Honorable Ex-Mod
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 12698
  • Good Vibes 331
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010, 06:47:59 pm »
Kinman Sample

This is a very poor example but maybe you can hear a little of the general sound.

1. Guitar neck needs adjusting and can't play below 12th fret.
2. POD Farm amp Sim. Larry Carlton Live Tone ( I think, I actually forgot )
Tried to use cleanish tone so you can hear the pickups
3. Any noise you hear is the Amp Sim
4. Rushed playing but tried to play something reasonably similar each time.

So with that disclaimer..... Bridge, Middle, Neck, Bridge, Middle, Neck

Gone

rolling56

  • Guest
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010, 06:57:43 pm »
Thank you TB-AV i didn't mean for you to go to all that trouble  8)


Offline TB-AV

  • Honorable Ex-Mod
  • All Time Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 12698
  • Good Vibes 331
Re: Noisless pickups
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2010, 07:12:14 pm »
No problem, I forgot to mention, all controls set to full on the guitar.

Gone

 

Get The Forum As A Mobile App