I've just filmed a video showing this guitar with the full shreds in it to show how much hum there is and I compare it to my 2 other guitars, one of which I installed invaders in. I'll once again try the embed function but I'll first link the video just in case it still doesn't work. The invaders strangely enough were the quietest of all my pickups. There was practically no hum save for a small bit of inevitable noise. At this point, the alnico magnets vs ceramic are the only thing left that I can think of. If this is a normal amount of hum though I'd also like to know. It's manageable but I'd rather reduce it if that can be done. Anyways, here's the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oouLRLwkMxk Once again, I get a little carried away and riff around on the guitars a bit but I think the point is there all the same. Thanks again.