Recommendations: 50s Style (All Positions): 50s wind, 42 AWG formvar wire, staggered Alnico V magnets, black flatwork, clockwise, north up, cloth covered wire. 60s Style (All Positions): 60s wind, 42 AWG plain enamel wire, staggered Alnico V magnets, gray flatwork, clockwise, south up, pvc covered wire. Gilmour Black Strat Style (Bridge): Black Strat wind, 43 AWG polysol wire, staggered Alnico V magnets, black flatwork, counter-clockwise, south up, pvc covered wire. If you want humcancelling in the 2 and 4 positions, you will want to select the opposite winding direction and polarity for the middle pickup. For example, if the neck and bridge are clockwise, south up, then the middle should be counter-clockwise, north up. If you want to install one of our pickups with another brand, we're happy to help figure out what winding direction and polarity you need. Just visit the Contact Us page or call. Want to change the winding specs? Just email us or leave a note during checkout.