I have a FSR LTD Sunfire Orange Flake Strat with a bad case of stratitis on the G string. I'd really appreciate some help, as I have tried many of the common suggestions (detailed below). Symptoms: 1. It only exhibits the tones when I am overdriven or distorted- I can't really detect it clean. 2. Its mainly on the G string (unwound) though at times I think I hear a slight undertone on b and e. 3. It only exhibits past the 12th fret (13,14, 15) What I've tried: 1. Lighter gauge strings (10 down to 9). 2. 4 different brands of strings 3. lowering all pickups to below the pickguard (one fello off its screw it was so low - corrected that and retested) 4. synchronizing the 'magnetic flux' described Here 5. weaving soft cloth through the springs (do dampen potential sympathetic vibrations in the springs). Note- lowering the pickups helps, but it never fully goes away, and ultimately the guitar has a thin, weak tone. Given this, I'm considering swapping out the pickups. The pickups on this guitar have polls that are staggered- some are higher, some are lower. I've heard that pickups that have a 'vintage' stagger were originally designed for a wound G string, so when these are used with modern strings (and strong magnets) all hell breaks loose. Kinman describes his pickups as having a lower magnetic pull which corrects this condition. But his stuff is pretty expensive. Are there any other pickups that would fit the bill? Can anyone think of any other options to try to fix this infuriating syndrome? Thanks!!