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Hanks 60's Shadows or Hanks Modern sounds
Choose between the following pickups after clicking the above BUY button ...
1) NEW! Hank Marvins absolutely authentic 60's Shadows Magnum Opus '59 set (Gen-3) Click the link. Critically acclaimed by Hank himself and his inner circle and receiving rave reviews on Shadows appreciation sites.
2) Hank Marvin Modern Vintage set composed of 3 x Impersonator MV (modern vintage) with Kinman's patented Gen-2 technology
Customer Stuart says ...These Kinman Impersonator MV pickups sound very similar to the Bare Knuckle 63 Veneer 64's – but better. There’s more clarity, and there’s more top-end. Honestly, the Kinmans are making my other Strats sound dark – and they’ve got true single coil pickups in them. Noiseless pickups aren’t supposed to have better top-end than true single coil pickups but these do. (read the Report Card for more from Stuart)
The Impersonator MV is an upgraded Impersonator 54 which was Hanks previous model which is still a fine sounding pickup.
NEWS 18-July-2017: Hank stepped up to the Impersonator MV which are great for his modern sound. Our non-aged-sound Impersonator MV with a nice meaty twang and outstanding highs with an overall excellent presence factor. Hank prefers this set for his modern sound over Fender's CS54.
News flash Apr-2021: Now with our new Synergy baseplate that allows switching off Hum Cancelling as well as switching to 'Synergy' mode.
Signal chain requirements: Any old cable won't do. As with any pickup it's a good idea to use a low capacitance cable to get the maximum incredible performance of these pickups.
Balanced G string loudness, no Ice-pick, low string pull and no Strat-itis.
Alnico-K** rod magnets exert less magnetic string pull for longer sustain and less string crash and fret buzz.
Works well in any Kinman Goodbye-Soldering Harness.
Some people will call these noiseless Stratocaster pickups but Kinman prefers to describe them correctly as Zero-Hum Stratocaster pickups. That's because there are 2 types of noise, Hum which is cancelled in the pickup and Buzz which canbe minimized only by shielding the wiring cavities (refer to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding for newer guitars
Technical & Application info:
US Patents 5,668,520 6,103,986 8,791,351 B2
It is good to adjust the pickups correctly, refer to >Technical section >Adjust & Setup
Covers - included
Connection means available
Pot & Capacitor values
Magnet spreads Optimzed universal spreads (ensures magnets align with the strings regardless of Vintage or Modern narrow bridge)
Mounting hardware included
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. There is also a handy wiring diagram available.
We also highly recommend consulting the Adjust & Set-up page in the Technical section so you get the best out of your Kinman pickups.
*Stratocaster and Strat* are a Trade Marks of Fender Musical Instrument Corp. Kinman is not connected to Fender.
** Alnico-K is a unique proprietary rod magnet developed by Kinman in 1985. It 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.