The Seymour Duncan SSL52-1 Five-Two is an extremely balanced true single-coil pickup. Recommended for country, pop, blues, classic rock and heavy rock. The SSL52-1b has slightly higher output than the neck pickup.
Alnico 2 magnets provide warmth and softer attack on the three high strings. Alnico 5 magnets provide punch and brightness on the low strings. It's like having two separate presence controls: one optimized for the high strings and one for the low strings. The result is a very balanced pickup with a bright and springy bottom end, and a smooth and rich top end.
Available for Neck (SSL-52n) and Bridge (SSL-52b) positions. Often used with the SSL52-RWRP reverse wound, reverse polarity middle pickup for hum-canceling in positions "2" and "4" on the five-way switch. For all well-balanced instruments. Works equally well with maple and rosewood fingerboards.
Players include Webb Wilder, John McDuffie / Rita Coolidge, Darryl Preston / Rhett Akins, Michael Fath.