I was taking a closer look at the demo of "Seymour Duncan Everything Axe" set. After listening for a while, I agree if I switch them into my strat, my strat won't sound any better and won't sound anything like a strat anymore, and that would be pointless and defeat the purpose of buying a strat in the first place. After doing more research on other different brands of pickup, I came across Lindy Fralin's pickup. And was thinking of the "Split-Blade Blues Output" set, then a friend of mine who's a guitarist as well (he plays blues) suggested that no matter what hum-bucking pickup will get you no hum but it's just going to suck the sound of a strat. And so he recommended the "Lindy Fralin Blues Special" set. And I'm probably going with his suggestion. My question is: 1) Personally I still don't like the buzzing noise, but I'm going with single coil pickup so I don't lose the sound of a strat. However, I heard there's sth like "shielding" or sth... that could decrease the buzzing of a normal single-coil pickup by a lot? In other words, is there some ways to make a single-coil pickup buzz less? 2) Anyone has experience with "Lindy Fralin Blues Special"? How does it compare to "Fender Texas Special"? I'm looking for More dynamic, more punchy, more output, fatter and fuller solid tone than my current "Fender 57 Reissue Stratocaster Made In Japan Since 1993" 's original pickup. For style of music from playing clean blues, funk, jazz, to rock. 3) I saw on Lindy Fralin's official website, there's an option to add in Base plate and Blender Pot, I don't quite understand what's that for? 4) My guitarist friend said that if I buy the Lindy Fralin blues special, the middle pickup is reverse wound. So no matter how bad the amp is, in 2 & 4 position there won't be a hum. The reverse wound will act like a humbucker pickup, and still sound like a strat? I don't quite understand what's a "reverse wound"...? BTW. Some of you probably know from my previous thread that I use a Roland Micro Cube Amp at home which is just for practicing and traveling, and I understand with a cube amp I won't be able to tell the difference after changing the pickup. BUT, I do jam with my band mates almost everyday at school where there is Marshall tube amp. So, it does make a difference if I change my pickup.