As a proud new Strat owner, I've been reading about possible replacement pickups for the ones that came with my 2d Strat. In looking here and Strat-Talk, it seems like there are more posts or complaints about hum than I see here about Teles, although maybe since I'm happy with my Tele pickups I just don't look much a pickup threads. Are Strats inherently noisier? Is it because there are more high gain players with Strats? Or what? I'm getting concerned I ought to be looking at some kind of noiseless if I get new pickups. I'm playing old country and western swing, trying out the Strat to provide a different voice to the other Tele player in the band. I have Fender Noiseless, now Vintage Noiseless as I understand it, in my first Strat, and think they sounded pretty darn good at the one gig I've played them at.