SEYMOUR DUNCAN Strat And Tele Single Coil SSL-1 Vntg Stag Cal Set
Seymour Duncan’s take on the classic single coil sound. Duncan went deep to make an authentic period correct single coil pickup set that delivers all the chime and bell tone enjoyed by Stratocaster players in the 50s.
Duncan’s Vintage Staggered for Stratocaster pickups use hand ground Alnico 5 rod magnets and heavy Formvar mag wire with a special wind pattern to produce that bright, glassy, bell tone with all of the bounce and sparkle you would expect from the best ’50s Strat pickups. The treble attack is crisp and immediate, while the low end remains articulate and focused. Chords ring out with clear note to note separation.
This three pickup set includes a standard wound neck and bridge pickup, and an RWRP, reverse wind reverse polarity, middle pickup for noise cancellation in the in-between positions. Since 1978, Duncan has been building all of their vintage Fender-style single coil pickups with the right color and thickness of Forbon flatwork, along with the period correct magnet stagger. Each pickup comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate. Duncan’s team hand files the flatwork, assemble, and lacquer the bobbin just as it was done during Fender’s Golden Age. The pickups are potted in their formulation for squeal free performance.
Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Vintage Staggered Strat Calibrated Pickup Set specs:
Alnico 5 magnets
Set of 3: bridge, middle, and neck
height adjustment screws, rubber tubing, and wiring diagram included
Bridge model: 6.5K ohms
Middle model: 6.5K ohms
Neck model: 6.5K ohms
Length 3.30″ (83.82mm) including mounting tabs
Width 0.70″ (17.78mm)
Height 0.70″ (17.78mm) including baseplate