- Vintage-correct Single Coil Strat Pickup
- Removable Cream Cover, No Logo
- Reverse Wound, Reverse Polarity (RWRP)
- For Hum-Cancelling in Middle Position
- Alnico 5 Rod Magnets, Staggered Pole Pieces
- Made in USA
The Seymour Duncan SSL-1 is a vintage-correct true single-coil for warm instruments. Recommended for country, pop, surf, rockability, blues, ska and classic rock. This pickup is Reverse-Wound/Reverse Polarity (RWRP) for hum-cancelling on switch position 2 and 4 when used in the middle position.
The SSL-1 is 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 light bass response.
Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable and vintage-style "keyed" bottom plate. For warmer toned ash, alder or basswood body instruments. Works especially well with rosewood finger-boards. Can be used with or without included cover. Note that if the cover is used, the B pole piece will be slightly recessed into the cover.
Players include Chris Hicks, Kent Wells & Land Scott / Reba McEntire, Dan Schafer / Shania Twain, David Levitt / Alanis Morissette, Doug Pettibone / Lucinda Williams, Scott Henderson / Tribal Tech & Scott Henderson Trio, Jimmy Crespo.
Type: Single Coil
Position: Bridge, Neck, Mid
Impedence: 6.5 k
Resonant Peak: 10 KHz
Magnet: Alnico V Rods