We aim to make the best Zero-Hum (aka noiseless) guitar pickup in the universe ..... BIG ask, BIG achievement
The King of Noiseless and the Prince of Expression delivers this promise.
To kill hum without killing the tone is a formidable technical challenge, one that ONLY Chris Kinman has taken seriously. So seriously that Kinman makes just one class of pickup, great sounding Zero-Hum (aka noiseless) pickups.
Crude Stacks and Sidewinders are technically flawed by magnetic coupling, that's why they sound awful. To achieve a great sound without hum requires advanced technology. Kinman has 7 Patents aimed at doing just that. Chris Kinman is one of the very few if not the only Electrical Engineer in the pickup industry and the first (and only) to use science to solve the problems of hum cancelling single pole pickups.
Kinman manufactures original Masterpieces and is the undisputed King of noiseless and our users prove the claim. David Gilmore, Brad Paisley, Prince, Scott Henderson, Lou Toomey, Rob Harris, Hank Marvin, Bonnie Raitt, Anthony Drennan (The Coors), Jackson Browne, Michael Thompson, John Farrar, Gary Moore..... and countless more!
Come out of the dark ages with these technical and sonic Masterpieces by answering these questions ….
The answer is a re-sound-ing MUCH BETTER!!! Guitar manufacturers are experts in making guitars but with few exceptions they don’t make outstanding pickups because pickups are products of Electrical Engineering, not woodworking. Kinman pickups will literally transform your guitar into a TONE monster. Read the customer testimonials on every Product Information page.
You haven’t heard the true sound of your strings until you’ve heard them with Kinman's. More detail and sonic nuances and more silent than a regular humbucker. This is especially true of the Impersonator A56, P-90 Hx and the new utterly amazing P90-Bucker which delivers what Seth Lover was told to deliver in 1955 but instead he delivered the toneless Gibson Humbucker. Unfortunately for Seth and Gibson the technology to fulfill his mission hadn't been invented yet.
Kinman regards dynamic range as one of the most important characteristic of a pickup. You don't want pickups that are lifeless and sound like speaking with your hand across your mouth. Chris Kinman incorporates unique technology in all Kinman pickups to deliver very satisfying expressive dynamics as well as the best possible sounds.
Kinman's Fender** genre pickups have special proprietary low strength Alnico-5 magnets that do not suck energy from the strings and yet the minimized coils are as loud as regular pickups with high strength magnets. Minimized coils means more transparency and detail.
Our many customers around the World consistently report how they get many compliments from audiences. Not only is the sound of Kinman's extremely high quality but some models have unique sounds, both of which sets our customers apart. You can enjoy this individuality too whether you want a unique sound you can call your own or the sound of your favorite artist.