I’m having a problem with single coil hum with the Peche. It’s really loud and present, and I have to move around to get rid of it, and when I do find some silence, the real estate I'm left with is pretty confining. I don't expect duck walk ala Chuck Berry, but I don't want to feel like a statue either. I've got enough problems juggling things on stage as it is.
I’m familiar with the problem because I’m a Strat player as well, but it’s never been this bad. How did you Peche players deal with it? Michael said it may be the amp and it should be better with the David on which I'm awaiting delivery. To be frank, it could well be the amp--an old Crate boutique offshoot called a Palamino 16 with two EL84 power tubes and a 12" Celestion greeen back speaker. Have you found that some amps do a better job with the single coil Peche?
To be sure, I've read up on the usual suspects such as ground loops (tested and eliminated), nearby computer and other electronics, dimmers, fluorescent lighting, etc. I'm not going to drive myself crazy about this, though.
I know some of you deal with it by bypassing the amp entirely. Klaatu, for example, told me he runs his directly into the PA with Baggs Para DI's. But I would like to think this should be the simplest of setups: mount pickup on guitar and plug into amp like any guitar.