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The high output Punk-Jag delivers the sharp, percussive attack for a great Punk sound. Archetype Non-Aged Fender sound delivers exceptional dynamic range and explosive thwack attack, excellent transparent piano mid-tones and harmonic ring, outstanding twang, sweet blooming highs without any Ice-pick.

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Punk-Jag ~ Zero-Hum

Punk is not dead!!!

Kinman Jaguar pickup with it’s Kinman one-piece Claw, as of 20-July-2017


Tatiana DeMaria belting it out on YouTube – what a woman, what a songwriter, what a performer ,,, and she’s not a bad guitar player either !!!
Where did you go, Tat? We miss you :(
Punk will always be alive!!! And this exciting and inspiring piece by TAT proves it.

COVERS news Dec-22: We now have our own Jaguar covers that don’t require modifying the opening in the pickguard. Available in White, Aged White, Parchment, Gibson Cream, and Black. We can now supply 52.5mm, 51mm, and 49.5mm magnet spreads in any color to suit any type of bridge (wide vintage or modern narrow such as Mastery, Tune-O-Matic, and so on)

Magnum Opus sets are now available in the Mixed Sets order form. The Magnum Opus versions, like our Magnums for Stratocaster, incorporate our TCS Inhibiting technology and have a bit extra oomph and presence. There is no doubt these are the finest Jaguar pickups available.

The high output Punk-Jag delivers the sharp, percussive attack for a great Punk sound. Archetype Non-Aged Fender sound delivers exceptional dynamic range and explosive thwack attack, excellent transparent piano mid-tones and harmonic ring, outstanding twang, and sweet blooming highs without any Ice-pick.

This Zero-Hum Jaguar* for Punk is like our non-aged-sound Texas Jalapeno Strat* pickup, but because Jags have a shorter scale length, the sound will be deeper and more throaty. Also, our’s has staggered magnets that give you nicely balanced string output levels, which we know you are gonna dig.

IMPORTANT info for you: Jaguars short scale results in lower string tension which produces more string crash and pitch warble however, Kinman proprietary Alnico-K** low strength magnets minimize string crash and buzz as well as allow longer sustain and minimize pitch warble.


Technical Stuff

Kinman pickups for Jaguar are direct replacements, and no modification to the guitar is required.

Some people will call these noiseless Jaguar pickups, but Kinman prefers to describe them correctly as Zero-Hum Jaguar pickups.  That’s because there are 2 types of noise, Hum which is canceled in the pickup, and Buzz, which can only be minimized by shielding the wiring cavities (refer to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding for newer guitars

** Alnico-K is a unique proprietary rod magnet developed by Kinman in 1985.  It is Alnico-5 but has 40% less string pull than Alnico-5, so sustain is longer, and there is much less clatter from string crash and no Strat-itis string warble.

* Fender, Strat, Jaguar, and Jag are registered Trade Marks of Fender Musical Instrument Corp, Inc.  Kinman is not associated with FMIC, but they kindly permit us to refer to their Trade Marks to describe our products.


Number of parts in this pickup: 31
Number of parts in regular single coil: 11
Number of parts in other brands noiseless: There are no other noiseless Jaguar pickups with Alnico rod magnets.  Kinman is the only one, and that makes it the coolest Jaguar pickup available.

Laser engraved nomenclature so you can’t forget.

Pickup adjustment

As with all Kinman Gen-2 pickups, these are sensitive to height adjustment.  A good starting point, so the neck and bridge pickups balance, is with the two E strings fretted at the 15th fret, adjusted as follows … and then experiment with lower heights too.

  •  bridge pickup, so the string-to-magnet gap is 1.25mm for both E strings
  •  neck pickup, so the string-to-magnet gap is 1.5mm for both E strings

Connection means available

  • Bare wires for soldering.
  • Kinman connectors for plugging into any Kinman Goodbye-Soldering Harness.  We do not make harnesses for Jaguar.

Hook-up wires

  • Three single wires are standard.  Allows for phase reversing and series connection.  Cut generously longer than necessary for the 2 pickup positions.
  • Single non-shielded wires require shielding in the cavities that carry wiring to prevent electrical buzz.  See >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding for newer guitars
  • We now use Fenders color codes.

Output Polarity: 

  • in-phase with all other Kinman pickups (compatible)
  • in-phase with Gibson and Copy humbuckers (compatible)
  • opposite phase to Fender Strat etc. (requires phase reversal of either pickup)

Pot & Capacitor values

  • Recommended 250k Ohm Volume pot (measured).  Thinner sound with 500k or 1Meg for Volume & Tone.
  • It’s easy to change the pot in the main circuit, but it’s difficult to find the smaller one in the separate upper circuit for the neck pickup.
  • The tone pot is usually the same value as the volume.  A little more top-end brightness from 500k, 1meg, or a No-Load.
  • Normal tone cap value of 0.022μF in 63 ~ 100 volts.  Smaller values lessen the severity of the Treble cut.

Magnet spreads (E-1st ~ E-6th)

  • 52.5mm, which suits Fender USA, Japanese.
  • 51mm, which suits some Squire, SE Asian, and Mexican Jags.
  • Indicate the bridge saddle spread in the Ordering Process so we know which one you need.

Magnet Staggers

  • Normal improved Stagger to suit 7 ~ 14-inch uniform radius fretboards including USA Custom Guitar Compound 7-1/4″ ~ 9-1/2
  • Flat Stagger for specific compound radius fretboards (Warmoth 10 ~ 16 inch and Post 2010 Fender Deluxe 9 ~ 14″)
  • Option to specify the magnet stagger in our ‘After-Order Additional Questions‘ email we send you.

Mounting hardware included

  • Two of our specially made improved mounting screws.
  • 2 Silicon Rubber tube springs are included.
  • Kinman is one one-piece special non-magnetic Claw that is fixed to the pickup.


  • Black and Cream for MiA and MiJ that have 55.5mm bridge saddle spread and White & Ivory for Squires that have 52mm saddle spread.
  • With and without the Kinman logo.

We highly recommend consulting the Install Guide in the Technical section, even if you think you know it all.  Kinmans require specialized knowledge, and sometimes there is updated info.

We also highly recommend consulting the Adjust & Set-up page also in the Technical section so you get the best out of your Kinman pickups.



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