The Seymour Duncan SSL1 Pickup is an exact replica of the original Alnico V Stratocaster® pickups.
The same type of magnet wire is used, as well as the same number of coil windings. The staggered rod magnets are hand-ground, then aged by the exclusive Dun-Aged™ process, lacquered bobbins and cloth braid hook-up wire complete the vintage look. Every detail is included to duplicate the bell-like tone and the high end bite that made the vintage Strat famous.
Seymour Duncan SSL1 Single Coil Pickup Features
- Application: Vintage-correct true single-coil for warm instruments. Recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska and classic rock.
- Description: Seymour Duncan's most popular single-coil for Strat®. The hand-ground Alnico 5 magnets and moderate windings (Heavy Formvar® wire) yield a bright and punchy tone with vintage output. Perfect for players who need accurate traditional single-coil tone, especially with clean and mildly distorted amp settings. Compared to the APS-1, the SSL-1 has a more focused bell tone with a tighter bass response. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable and vintage-style keyed bottom plate.
- Guitars: For warmer toned ash, alder or basswood body instruments. Works especially well with rosewood fingerboards.
- Players: Chris Hicks, Kent Wells & Lang Scott (Reba McEntire), Dan Schafer (Shania Twain), David Levitt (Alanis Morissette), Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams), Scott Henderson (Tribal Tech & Scott Henderson Trio), Jimmy Crespo.