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along with the Areas but I'd opt for the Suhr back plate. I know it's still on their site but I think they may be discontinued? They are coming out with a built in version II of the SSC and don't know when they are making it available for retrofit on other guitars. I have the built in version on three Classics and haven't looked back.You should strongly consider a Suhr BPSSC system and retain your true single coils.
Kinman is a great pickup maker but they're still not "100%" single coil sounding. (They do sound good though)
You want Hendrix? Use actual single coils and a BPSSC .
Scroll to the bottom of page for the BPSSC.
They're both great options. A Kinman set will run you $254, Areas $170. The Kinmans are marginally better, but only you can decide what those last few percentage points of tone are worth. The trick with the Areas is to get the 58/67/61 set and replace the 58 with another 67.
I like the 58/58/61 combo better myselfJust curious to know why?
I tried Kinmans on a couple of guitars years ago and they are a decent product but I didn't like the strat set nor the tele set enough to keep them. I've always wanted to try the Dimarzio Areas but I could never decide with combination to get.
OP and this poster should buy 2 sets and swap 58's and 67'sI like the 58/58/61 combo better myself
IMO, if you get the 61/67/58 set, the trick is to swap the 58 and the 67, especially using position 4.They're both great options. A Kinman set will run you $254, Areas $170. The Kinmans are marginally better, but only you can decide what those last few percentage points of tone are worth. The trick with the Areas is to get the 58/67/61 set and replace the 58 with another 67.
Check the Bill Lawrence Q filter. I've mounted an home made version of it with a Blues Set and 500k pots in a Strat, and it works better than expected - the dude who owns that guitar has been surprised.Is it possible to use the Kinmans for fat, rich tones and maybe use a phase switch when you want them scooped in the mids ?