In this video, famed guitar pickup winder Lindy Fralin personally demonstrates a set of his Blues Special Strat replacement pickups against a set of his Hum Canceling Split Blade Strat Replacements (Blues Output).
The new Split Blades are a fully hum-bucking replacement for Strat® style pickups with all the high-end clarity you expect from a traditional single coil. They are available in four outputs (Vintage, Blues and High Output, and Super High Output) and two colors (white and black). All 4 sets come with a 10% stronger bridge.
This comparison is not scientific but it was recorded in a controlled environment with virtually no enhancement. The signal path for this demo was as follows:
Guitar, VVT Lindy Fralin model amp with 1/15", SM57 mic'ed about 18" off the grill cloth, RNC Compressor, Mackie XDR preamp, Apogee Duet, Logic Pro on a Macbook Pro. The signal was recorded dry although a very slight amount of compression was added to reduce clipping and a slight plate reverb was added in Logic Pro for spatial enhancement. Otherwise the sound you hear is the pure, unaltered sound of the pickups through the amp with the volume set on about "3". Learn more about these pickups at www.fralinpickups.com