Noiseless Are Stacked……You may Not Need Them
Many sets of pickups that are noiseless are stacked. Stacked? Quiet? Sure because they are humbuckers wound one on top of each other. As much as half of the coil is wound North the other half South. Most of all, the hum canceling property is also just like a humbucker wound side by side however, these are built up instead. Sometimes all you have to do is check the grounding on a guitar. If there is a loose ground wire then you’ll get lots of noise. That is where single coils get a bad rap.
A small problem should stay small
First of all, if your pickups are not installed or grounded properly it can wreak havoc on your sound. If there is a rheostat in the circuit that will hurt you as well. If the circuit isn’t grounded you’ll have the same problem. Let’s say you have a three prong plug from your amp, but the ground in the building where you play has a ground not connected. Finally, it’s not always the pickups so make sure you’re blaming the right source. When offering noiseless pickups to our customers we make sure they know they have other choices and we look further if there is a “Hum” problem. In the Haywire Custom Shop we always try and take the least invasive, least expensive fix first to help our customers make wise purchases. As a result, a small problem should stay small. We’ll find it for you!