The Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups bear no technical or sonic resemblance to Kinmanusa DCT (see Q6) design pickups. It appears to be based on a 1972 Patent design (USA Patent number 3,657,461 of 18th April 1972) for the first Stacked single coil type pickup. Confusion may have arisen because a certain Fender Custom Shop signature model was issued with Kinman’s factory fitted at the request of the Artist. For more info check out what Dave Burrluck of GUITAR magazine (England) says about the noiseless in the June ’99 issue. Also check out Harmony Central (see Links page). There are many reviews posted there about Fenders VN.