I don't profess to have great hearing, but I agree. One of my SSCv1's has the switch to turn it on and off. Was experimenting with it one day and thought I did hear the difference - it was like a small fraction of say, the difference between a low and mid cap cable. LOL - more likely it was just in my head - the difference was that small.I think slightly is actually an overstatement. It's pretty much in-detectable to my ears and I have 3 systems. They're not cheap though.
I like the Suhr SSC units - the I and II in those guitars are both great, but the SSCII is only available in a new Suhr. I'm only a week in with my SSCII, so its still honeymoon phase with that unit - it works as advertised so far.
There's side by side pickups and stacked pickups - always found after a while there's something I did not like with those.
Ilitch markets the old version of the SSC and the Backplate version unit as well as a couple of versions. Sometime the old Suhr marketed versions of the backplate units will pop up on various emporiums.
There's also options of just dealing with the hum.... Turn the guitar in a way it picks up less hum.
Well you're adding some inductance so you're going to change the frequency balance some but I guess less with the low impedance air coil.I think slightly is actually an overstatement. It's pretty much in-detectable to my ears and I have 3 systems. They're not cheap though.
Well you're adding some inductance so you're going to change the frequency balance some but I guess less with the low impedance air coil.
+1It cannot be eliminated by shielding.....RF hum and noise can but definitely not 60 cycle hum.
Ilitch is the best way to keep real singles and eliminate hum IMO.
A good gate works well also but it seems to have a greater effect on tone than the Ilitch system does.