Any noiseless systems besides Illitch?

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  1. GtrWiz

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    For years I used his system but it developed a problem and I'm having issues with the cost of his customer service. Just wondering what else might be out there?

    Generally not a fan of hum canceling pickups, I've tried DiMarzio, Kinman's, and Barden's. None of which really captured the sound, IMO.
     
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    At risk of being burned at the stake - A few months ago, I bought a set of EMG S pickups, not the usual SAs like in the Gilmour set, and I gotta say, I'm positively blown away. I know how EMGs are frowned upon on TGP and I get the heavy metal stigma but these are the same pickups that Vince Gill uses in his main black Strat, hardly a metal player. Anyway, I'm getting some of best twang and quack that I've ever gotten out of Strat. They are by far the best noiseless Strat pickups I've tried and I'm even running the Ilitch system on two other Strats that I have.
     
  3. Guitarwiz007

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    This. EMG'S get bashed here all the time but they have some fantastic sounding pickups.
     
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    The Suhr is the only other commercially available system I know of, but not sure if they still sell it separately? I believe so...

    Could also roll your own...
     
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    what is wrong with it? Been locking at getting an open backplate one.
     
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    My Music Man Albert Lee has some kind of Silent Circuit built in. Not sure if you can buy it separately though.
     
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    Ilitch works perfectly. I have installed several on different Guitars without issue.
    The Suhr system was Ilitch, and thus - is no longer available.
     
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    1 more thing - Hum Cancelling pickups sound better with 500k pots. = Just sayin
     
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    So you're saying they work perfectly always and forever.....boy that's some product, unlike any in existence. He's not knocking it, just trying to get it fixed or replace it if that's cost prohibitive.
     

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