Hi all, I am looking for help from cool tennis playing music playing fellow members. I have a HSS (two singles and one humbucker pickup: So called Fat Strat) fender strat guitar and fender jazz bass guitar. It's not that bad but there is always that Zeeee- hum noise from both. I also have a Steinberger copy with EMG select (not real good EMGs) pickups. This guitar is very quiet. I know that Fender single coil pickup is supposed to be noisy but don't know how much is normal. I also wonder if there is any way to minimize it without changing the pickups etc. Well, probably the best way is upgrading them... Also, advice on good replacement pickup will be welcomed. FYI, I love creamy soft distortion sound (ex. Allan Holdsworth, Lee Ritenour, Pat Methney, not hard distortion). Thanks in advance! G.