To make this type of pickup quiet is less than easy, but the real challenge is to make it sound great! After 16 years of R & D, which resulted in several international patents, I developed a unique magnetic shield design and special dissimiliar coil technology (DCT) which together do the job perfectly. This design is protected by international patents and is not available from any other makers. This, and our world-beating winding technology, allow us to produce Zero-Hum single pole pickups with all the air and freshness of the original great old Strat or Tele pickups. Kinmanusa pickups do not suffer from the constricted feel of other noiseless single coils. Quiet? Sure! But ahhh the feel and the sound! (There is more information on the My Story page).