Seymour Duncan SSL-1 WH

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The Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Vintage Staggered is a genuine replica of the original alnico 5 strat pickup, and that's exactly how it sounds. For those looking to get their money's worth, at lot if covered here, such as the typical chime and bell tone of older Strats, with the treble remaining immediate and crisp.

  • Vintage Staggered for ST style guitars
  • Bright, angular distortion
  • Produces the well-known sound of an old single coil pickup, with the familiar Texas blues sound coming via the balance of the output.
  • Removable cover
  • Colour: White
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  • Blues Neck
  • Funk Middle
  • Rock Bridge

Further Information

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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A true Fender vintage sound with...
Bob @ Piedmont Guitars, 09.05.2019
All of the melodic structure you could want from a vintage sounding pickup. The truth is, the hotter you make a pup, the harder it hits the preamp, the more gain you get, but you lose a lot of the underlying harmonious melodic structure too. Most of the guitar gods back in the 70's and early 80's weren't using hot pups overwound and high strength magnets. They were just using the pups that came with the guitar, and then turned their amps all the way up and got the gain there, or put a pedal in front of the old pups. Something I have noticed over the years, even though the pickup winders say they have that "true vintage tone", what they are missing is the dynamics of those vintage pups. Even those coming from the guitar factories, that promise the same thing, they are trying to reach that warmth you get from an alnico pup that has a degraded magnet in it. Warmth and dynamics. Pick hard, it drives your amp hard, pick soft and it cleans right up. These dynamics are lost in most factory pups, regardless of what they claim. This set of SD pups, are right on target. They have all those harmonious structure going on under the chord or note, plenty of warmth, without sacrificing the single coil sound. And dynamics like crazy. I have written two other reviews for a special David Gilmour Black Strat build, that this purchase was part of. Go read those so I don't have to write it all over again. But if you're looking for a true Fender vintage tone, these are your pickups. Fender puts out a lot of signature pups, many I have tried since I am a small custom builder myself. None of them really reach what SD has been able to do. This is vintage Fender Strat tone at it's finest.
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Amazing classic strat tone!
Viepe22, 21.01.2021
I completely loved it. amazing tones for neck and middle pickups.
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My favorite pickup for neck position
Hoodoo, 11.07.2017
I ordered this pickup because my favorite guitarist John Frusciante uses it in his guitars. I was especially attracted by the SSL-1 tone in the neck position.

This pickup sounds as it is supposed to sound - like a vintage Strat pickup. The mids are accented and the lower notes seem clearer. However, it is not possible to describe the beauty of its sound in text, I can only suggest to listen to the sound samples and see some Youtube videos with SSL-1 in action.

I don't know if it's really a con, but to get the most out of it you have to set up your amp's parameters well. I suggest high volume, small overdrive, high volume, high presence, and high bass relative to treble.

Also, I was pleasantly surprised that there is a scheme and instructions how to replace your original pickup with this one, which makes it easier if you know how to solder.
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Original Strat Sound
Lian666, 17.08.2020
Put it on the neck position on my squier classic vibe strat. Very good.
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