I can hear some hum when I use my SP-1 pickup. Is it defective?

SP-1 is a single coil pickup and some hum is normal. It will lessen as you put your hands on the strings and shouldn’t be heard at all as you’re playing. SP-1 has a sweet and natural sound, but is  very sensitive to electrical networks, as are most single coil pickups. If you are recording, you may try facing a different way as you play or moving to a different spot in the room. If you find you’d rather have a pickup with no single-coil hum, we suggest our HP-1 and HP-1A humbucker pickups.   

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