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Blues set ..... ripping soulful tone








Blues set with Vintage Fuzz

Kinman Blues Set Pickups - 2004 Std. Strat                    







You play some slide and like blues? and you like easy crunch?  Like Bonnie Raitt you'll like the Kinman Blues set.  You will get sweet aged-sound with Zero-Hum, longer sustain and minimized fret buzz with a rich midrange and no low mid scoop that results in a ripping soulful sound.

Single pickups in this set are> SCn ™ / AVn-62 / AVn-62 (Our SCn is not to be confused with Fender's toneless SCN)

The Blues set really rips and Brett Kingman shows it off in his YouTube demo so fire up your sound system and tap the YouTube Tab above.  As you will hear this set is aggressive in a different way bcoz of it's warmer, rounder Aged-Strat* sound that also has less low mid scoop than the non-aged-sound Impersonator series and consequently these breaks into crunch more easily.  Surprising Alnico detail with a sweet bitey presence ,,, medium strong output.  The Blues set sound terrific clean but is also great for overdrive sounds with 'clarity and TONE' ,,,, with Zero-Hum.  An evergreen favorite with players all around the world because Blues will never die.  As one customer put it >>>but the Blues set has a charm that puts a smile on my face. The compression, the early break-up are so good for…err…blues, that I do love them dearly.  Rich Southgate.

Low magnetic string pull from our proprietary Alnico-K magnets for longer sustain and less string crash and fret buzz.

Introduced in 2001 and still going strong because of constant upgrading with our technical improvements.

Quite versatile.  Best in any Kinman Goodbye-Soldering Harness.

Signal chain requirementsAny old cable won't doAs with any pickup it's a good idea to use a low capacitance cable to get the maximum incredible performance of these 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.

Technical & Application info:

US Patent numbers 5,668,520    6,103,966

News flash Apr-2021: Now with our new Synergy baseplate that allows switching off Hum Cancelling as well as switching to 'Synergy' mode for those that think hum is part of Fender sound.

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 can only be minimized by shielding the wiring cavities (refer to >Technical >Perfect Guitar >Shielding for newer guitars



  • Standard Kinman cover with #1 height extender bushings included.
  • Available in White, Black, Aged White, Cream, Old Strat and Parchment.
  • With and without Kinman logo.
  • Can be tinted with food stains such as Coffee and Tea.
  • Generic covers will not fit Kinman Strat pickups.  We sell replacement covers in three colors.

Connection means available

  • Bare wires for soldering.
  • Kinman connectors for plugging into any Kinman Goodbye-Soldering Harness.


Pot & Capacitor values

  • Best with 250k Ohm (measured minimum) volume pot.  Less punch and more bright with 500k.
  • Tone pot is usually the same value as the volume but for a little more top end brightness can be 500k, 1meg or a No-Load.
  • Stock pots can actually measure as low as 175k.  Pots in our Goodbye-Soldering Harness are guaranteed to measure no less that 250k.
  • Normal tone cap value of 0.022uF, 63 ~ 100 volt Polyester.  Smaller uF value lessen the severity of Treble cut, higher values increase it.  Our Goodbye-Soldering Harness have our High Definition Tone cap which players say is more usable.
  • The voltage rating of Caps is not important but 63 ~ 100 volt have thicker lead wires that result in a neater job.

Magnet spreads we normally ship (ensures magnets align with the strings in each position)

  • Narrow 49.5mm
  • Intermediate 51mm
  • Standard 52.5mm
  • Option to specify your magnet spreads of sets and singles in our 'After-Order Supplementary Questions' email we send you.

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 14" ~ 20" for specific compound radius fretboards (Warmoth 10 ~ 16 inch and Post 2010 Fender Deluxe 9 ~ 14")
  • Option to choose your magnet stagger for sets and singles in our After-Payment 'Additional Questions' email we send you.

Hook-up cable

  • 2 conductor shielded is standard.  Cut generously longer than necessary for the 3 stock Strat positions.
  • Middle pickups when supplied with a K9 or TK4 harness have 3 conductor shielded.
  • 3 conductor on all by request with Order.
  • Custom lengths by request with Order.

Output Polarity: 

  • in-phase with Gibson and Copy humbuckers
  • in-phase with all other Kinman pickups
  • opposite phase to Fender Strat

Mounting hardware included

  • 6-32 UNC Phillips drive Pan head mounting screws.
  • Silicon Rubber tube springs.

We highly recommend consulting the Install Guide in the Technical section even if you think you know it all.  Kinmans' require a little bit of 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.