Silver Sky - pick ups noisy?

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  1. perius

    perius New Member

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    Are the Sliver Sky pick ups typical noisy single coils or do they have any kind of noise cancelling built it? On a related note, what are the best noiseless pickups for a Strat style guitar?
     
  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Although they are fairly normal single coils in construction, mine seem a bit quieter than my old Strat. In the 2 and 4 positions they are hum cancelling, so I assume the center pickup is reverse wound. As a direct answer to your question, though, they are not silent or “noiseless.”
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    I find them pretty quite for single coils, I have yet to find a noiseless single coil that I liked much. The ones in the Jeff Beck are as good as I have played
     
  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    A noiseless single coil pickup isn’t a true single coil, it is a stacked mini-humbucker of sorts, which is how it is hum cancelling.

    I have no experience of them in a guitar, but I assume that due to this, they will be different sonically from a true single coil.
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm with Rick... OK just on this subject...
    Anyway, mine does not exhibit anything noise wise that I would consider an issue at all.
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    Mine seem about as noisy as the ones in my 67 reissue Strat, but not really an issue for me. I love single coil guitars and especially the Silver Sky!
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    Just saw today that they will have a maple neck Silver Sky and some nice new colors........GAS forthcoming
     
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