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Seymour Duncan
Guitar Pickups

 

The vintage advantage.

I make replicas of many vintage Fender and Gibson pickups; this one is my SSL-1, the Staggered Strat.

I make it just like the original--not for cosmetic reasons, but because if you change the way a pickup is made, you change the way it sounds.

The original Stratocaster* pickup had magnetic pole pieces with staggered heights; the mixture of intensity of the magnetic fields gave birth to the unique vintage Strat* sound.

I wrap 8,350 turns of copper wire on the coil of the SSL-1, like Leo Fender did. You get full output instead of the thinner sound of the 7,600 turns on the newer model Strats.*

Every detail is important to duplicate the fat full sound and top-end bite that made the vintage Strat* famous.

You can put the vintage advantage into your guitar.

My vintage Tele*, Strat*, P-Bass*, Jazz-Bass*, and Humbucker pickups fit right into modem guitars with no alteration, and I always give you wiring diagrams and instructions.