A noisy pickup that needs to be replaced.  This pickguard assembly is super clean, but the pickup is epoxied and screwed to the ebony making it difficult to remove.  The tiny screws stripped and/or broke on me so out comes the heat lamp to soften things up.  Aluminum foil helps direct the heat to only the pickup mounting tab, though some heat does transfer via the metal tab to the pickup.  Not a big deal since the pickup is bad.