I was all psyched up to get my new Apollo 5 string "noiseless" pickups from Sweetwater. They sent them out right away and they came a day early. I was replacing the stock single coils in my MIM Jazz 5. It already has an Audere Pro Z preamp in it and the singles functioned fine with it. The wiring is as simple as can be. So I got everything hooked up as instructed.... and HUMMMMM. I mean worse than single coil hum. Hum with neck. Hum with bridge. Hum on center detent. Whah???? So I called Dave at Audere and we went through the wiring and everything checked out but left us both scratching our heads. I called Seymour Duncan customer support number and got the "leave a number for callback" message. No return phone call. After an hour called again- same thing. One day later still no callback after 2 calls. I took a break to run some errands and came back to it, thinking that maybe if I reversed the hot and common on one of the pickups maybe that would fix it. So I did that... It got rid of the noise, and I called Dave back to ponder what had happened. He told me to put some strings on it (which I had not yet done)... Yeah, the noise was gone... but Dave identified that the two pickups were out of phase with each other! Each pickup was marked and identified as Apollo neck and Apollo bridge as it was on the boxes. Well... In light of the fact that even with Audere Dave's coaching we couldn't get the setup to work. So the pickups went back to Sweetwater today, but my rep took care of me with some Aguilar AG 5J-HC pickups (which are on backorder.. but I can wait). I never in 1000 years would have guessed that I'd ever have such problems with a $190 set of pickups. One more thing... The lead wires from the SD pickups were super-short. In fact, the bare wire on the bridge pickup barely had enough length to hook up to the ground and not enough extra length on the wires themselves to split them to get extra wire to work with. Oddly, the leads came from the far side of the pickup to the controls. They were attached to the pickup the length of the pickup. Could someone have reversed the covers causing me to install them upside down???? Anyone ever have anything like this happen or have any other thoughts?