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This is possibly the best hum-canceling Strat neck pickup I've yet encountered, and is actually better than some non-hum-canceling ones, too.
I like a nice and clear Strat neck pickup that doesn't have 'modern output,' and doesn't have excessive bass or midrange. Actually, I'd love the same thing for anything humbucker/PAF-sized.
Almost forgot - this pickup uses alnico II magnets/slugs. While I'm not some kind of pickup magnet snob, alnico II has the benefit of not tugging on your strings as much as the more common alnico V. So while I don't steer clear of alnico V, this pickup makes it easier to get away with having it closer to the strings w/o causing problems.
If you're hoping to get true single coil sound without the annoying hum, you don't have to look any further. It sounds and feels just like its predecessor in the neck position, the Fender Custom 69 pickup, but without the hum. Trust me, you won't regret this purchase.
I installed this in the bridge position of my G&L ASAT Special (don't ask why ... long story) and it sounds great, very bright and clean, powerful with distortion (Boss OD), no hum. I am really happy. Interesting to note I have seen somewhere this being recommended for bridge position. I am considering now to install an Area 58 in the neck position to complement.
Au delà de tout ce que je pouvais souhaiter. Ce micro,. C'est carrément un voyage dans le temps. Je n'aurais jamais cru que ma Guitar puisse un jour sonner comme Hendrix., mais c'est le cas. Je me cherchais un micro blues, un son vintage. À entendre!!!!!