I've just ordered a guitar containing 2 x Seymour Duncan SSL3 (hot vintage strat), and an SD TB-4 humbucker
I most often play the neck pickup on a strat, but there's an issue, I can't stand hum, so sooner or later I always replace single coils with hum-cancelling pickups. My favourites are Fender SCN, EMG SAs, Kinmans. Some of the stacked ones don't work for me at all (Seymour duncan ones for example). The Tom Anderson stacked ones aren't as bad
Anyway: aware that SCs are often weak compared to HB, so I am keen to get a balance
I thought maybe a Little 59 in the middle, or an SCN or Kinman
and a Kinman Big Nine-O in the neck (or some lower-wound Kinman)
Or maybe just use a dummy coil somewhere under the scratchplate?
SD claim that vintage rails will work, but since they were way off with opinion of their stacks, I am a bit suspicious
Please can we avoid any argument about hum-cancelled single coils not sounding exactly like some perfect pickup from 1962?
I really really hate hum getting into my sound, and I have found there are low-hum SC-sounding pickups that I am very very happy with, so I definitely won't be buying any traditional single coils for this. I will try to live with the SSL3s for a bit, but I want a back up plan