The Fender Strat sound is one of the most easily recognisable guitar tones, and vintage tones from 50s and 60s Strats are obsessively sought after by people who really care about their tone. But there has always been one big downside to the classic Fender vintage single coil sound is huge amount of hum and buzz and an annoying dislike of electrical interference. So Fender put their boffins to work on a pickup that had the incredible tone of vintage strat pickups from the 50s and 60s but with much needed noise killing. The result was something so special it now features as standard on some of Fender's highest priced guitars including the Eric Clapton signature Stratocaster: vintage tone and zero noise.
These pickups work brilliantly in conjuction with the Fender 25db Mid Boost Kit which is shown in the 'related items', both feature on the Eric Clapton Strat.
Here's what Fender say about the Stratocaster Vintage Noiseless Pickup set
Single coil tone without the hum! Vintage Noiseless Strat pickups produce the brilliant clarity, definition, and harmonic attributes of a vintage Strat in a noiseless package. These pickups feature special beveled edge Alnico V magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire.