Frequently seen Forum comment “Noiseless Strat pickups sound different to genuine single coils.” Until now that did have an element of truth in it, but not anymore.
Kinman, like no other noiseless Strat pickup, has broken through the compression / transparency barrier. Now you can compare Apples (with hum) to Apples (without hum).
The Impersonator 54 has all the shimmering highs, highly transparent (noticeably scooped) midrange, twang and deep bass of the best examples of new Stratocaster pickups. The strings can be pounded but the sound won’t crunch at loud room volume.
It has lightening fast response to pick attack and easily tracks jaw dropping picking gymnanastics which is great for shredders.
Low magnetic string pull for longer sustain and less string crash and fret buzz.
This could not be achieved with conventional technology, it took several revolutionary technologies that were pioneered and developed over many years and Patented by Kinman. The name was chosen for the obvious sonic similarity to Fender’s CS 54 and was developed at the request of Hank Marvin of The Shadows to achieve his 60’s twangy instrumental lead guitar sound, without hum. Position 2 and 4 are totally authentic Knopfler-esque.