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Seymour Duncan SSL-1 WH

Seymour Duncan SSL-1 WH, vintage staggered single coil pickup, colour: white (removable cover)

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  • Blues Neck
  • Funk Middle
  • Rock Bridge

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Aktive Circuit No
Wiring 2-Conductor
Pickup Output Vintage
Cap No
Colour White
Position Bridge, Neck
Stacked - hum free No
Telecaster No
Stratocaster Yes
Other No
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Good sound, but a little to bassy.

Sebsweden, 13.06.2014
This pickup is supposed to have a vintage sound, and it does. It has an even sound across the strings, very little hiss, and seems very solid. You can probably mount and unmount it 100's of times without having it fall apart. And Seymour Duncan pickups actually have an after-market value, so you can sell / trade it for something else if you want to get something else.

I just wish it wasn't so bassy, but that is a problem with most Stratocaster neck pickups. Lately I've grown tired of that "Strat"-sound, so I'm going to be buying a Seymour Duncan Little 59 (neck), to compliment my bridge-59 which sounds just fantastic! My 59 has a very characteristic "twangy" sound that works for many different styles, but this SSL-1 really only shines for blues IMO.

On Seymour Duncans website, they have small demos, so you can hear the differences between pickups. I suggest everyone spends a little time there before buying. Last piece of advise: Don't buy cream-coloured pickups! They look horrendous after a couple of years =).
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A beefed-up vintage style pickup

01.09.2016
I always had troubles to find the perfect bridge pickup for my '96 AmStd Stratocaster. One of the pickups I loved the most is the SSL-5. Unfortunately, for me at least, the SSL-5 tends to restrict too much the audio spectrum, very prominent in mids, but lacking highs and, due to the proximity of the bridge, with not much bass content to begin with, it's clearly a great pickup for solos, but not so much for chords, especially distorted, causing me to revert to the neck position even when I wanted a bit more bite. The rest of my pickups are custom shop 69, so I wanted to keep this sound range, but the CS69 in the bridge is too trebly. The SSL-1, still slightly overwound compared to the CS69, retains most of that characteristic, is full of mids, but is not so much scooped in lows. The extra wounds helps ensuring that the pickup bites less than the CS69 in the bridge. It's a wonderful pickup, takes distortion very well, but sounds very balanced, still comparable to the CS69 and with a bit of the magic of the SSL-5, it's a perfect compromise, great for lead work.
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Seymour Duncan SSL-1 WH
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Seymour Duncan SSL-1 WH

Seymour Duncan SSL-1 WH, vintage staggered single coil pickup, colour: white (removable cover)

  • Aktive Circuit: No
  • Wiring: 2-Conductor
  • Pickup Output: Vintage
  • Cap: No
  • Colour: White
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
  • Stacked - hum free: No
  • Telecaster: No
  • Stratocaster: Yes
  • Other: No
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Pickup Set California Calibrated set with 3 SSL-1 vintage staggered pickups, Authentic reproduction of Alnico 5 vintage pickups from the 50s, Perfect for surf, country, blues and classic rock,...

  • Aktive Circuit: No
  • Wiring: 2-Conductor
  • Pickup Output: Vintage
  • Cap: Yes
  • Colour: White
  • Position: Bridge, Middle, Neck
  • Stacked - hum free: No
  • Telecaster: No
  • Stratocaster: Yes
  • Other: No
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Seymour Duncan SSL-1 BLK WH/RP

Seymour Duncan SSL-1 RW/RP white, vintage staggered single coil pickup, rotated polarity and winding, sound of a old single coil pickup, because of mean output level the real texas blues sound,...

  • Aktive Circuit: No
  • Wiring: 2-Conductor
  • Pickup Output: Vintage
  • Cap: No
  • Colour: White
  • Position: Middle
  • Stacked - hum free: No
  • Telecaster: No
  • Stratocaster: Yes
  • Other: No
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