I've always been able to live with the Strat single coil hum, (I just got real good at riding the volume knob), that is until I moved into the house I'm living in now. Something about this place has a field that radiates a hell of a lot of hum into my single coil guitars. It's so bad I've only been able to play my Strat on switch positions #2 and #4. So I ordered the BPSSC system, (the SSC system for retrofitting S style guitars without the SSC built in), and just got finished installing it in my '56 Relic Fender Strat. This guitar already had a set of Suhr V60LP pickups, but the system doesn't like the reverse polarity middle pickup, so I ordered a normal pickup along with the backplate SSC system. I installed it today and have been putting it through it's paces for the last couple of hours. I understood before I bought it that it's not quite as effective as the system built into the Suhr guitars, so I was expecting some hum left over. A significant reduction was all I was looking for. But when I plugged the guitar in after installation, I was surprised how much of the hum was knocked off, more than I thought. I recorded the before and after hum in Protools so I could look at the wave form. Only the very high frequency hum was left, and at a much lower level. The lower frequency hum, which was what was driving me nuts, was completely gone! Some may say they never were bothered by single coil hum, (I'm one of them), that is until the day they have to gig in a room with noise problems as bad as this house, and I'm sure there are clubs with the same problem. The tone is not compromised! I had already played a Suhr with the built in SSC system and noticed no degration of the tone. But in this instance I'm very familiar with the tone of this specific guitar as it's my main axe and can attest to the fact that the tone is the same but without most of the hum. I now have a Strat I can play in this noisy house on all five switch positions, I'm very impressed and very relieved. Pappa likes!