You want to sound like Jimi playing Little Wing, but you also want Zero-Hum, longer sustain and minimized fret buzz, here's how. In his best performances Jimi had the most dynamic and explosive sounds, the notes rolled off his fret-board like magical fluid and sustained forever. You are gonna get compliments on your sound too after you install these pickups. Aged Strat sound with the most thump and punch, exceptional Violin-like sustain under gain, explosive attack and exceptional clarity, definition and projection. They break into easily crunch under heavy pick attack. Heaps of Alnico tone character. Overdosed with projection and grit and powerful top end chime gets you noticed. Great for Heavy Rock and extreme distortion. High output with the welcome advantage of Zero-Hum. Moderately versatile.
Named for the Woodstock era (not just for Jimi), the Woodstock sets are very powerful and dynamic pickups that pack such a wallop that they may require a little experimentation in height adjustment to tame the performance to what you are accustomed to with regular single coils. They overload the front end of an amp more easily. Turning the volume control down a tad [with the Kinman bypass filter fitted] sweetens the sound up nicely.
Perhaps best summed up with these comments by the British guitar magazine Total Guitar: After installing Kinman Woodstock's our stock single coils suddenly seemed shockingly thin and weedy
This set of pickups are far and away the best Strat set I've ever used, including some really great true single coil sets. The tone is wonderful and very inspiring, and they are really quiet. - Alan Ratcliffe