ObsidianWire Store | Custom Staggered™ Strat SSL-5 by Seymour Duncan | 59.00
Seymour Duncan

Custom Staggered™ Strat SSL-5

Regular price US$59.00 Ships from USA
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MEDIUM OUTPUT STRAT PICKUPS

The ultimate overwound medium-output Stratocaster pickup (SSL-5), this is the single-coil in the bridge position of the David Gilmour Signature Fender Stratocaster.

David Gilmour needed a pumped-up sound for his famous Black Strat, so Seymour wound what became the Custom Staggered medium-output Stratocaster pickup. It has been, and continues to be, an honor to work with such a legend. The Custom Staggered is a special overwound single-coil that strikes a great balance between increased output and classic Stratocaster tonal character. It will deliver bigger, fatter chords, and will cut through the mix more clearly than a traditional Strat pickup, all the while maintaining the magic and mojo that make a Strat sound like a Strat. Single notes are bold and loud, and solos truly sing. Use in the bridge position with a pair of Vintage Staggered Strat pickups in the neck and middle for the Gilmour-approved setup. Use a Custom Staggered RWRP in the middle for noiseless setup in positions 2 and 4.

The Custom Staggered Strat pickup is also available in a 7-string version. The bobbins are built with hand-ground Alnico 5 rod magnets, lacquered and wound, and are wax potted for squeal-free performance. We use modern oval Forbon flatwork (non-triangular) which enables this pickup to fit into any guitar that is routed for single coils.

  • Neck/Middle/Bridge position models will have the same output, wind direction and magnetic polarity.
  • Middle RwRP position (reverse wind/reverse polarity) – choose this to have a pickup that will be hum-cancelling with one of our neck or bridge models.
  • All sets, except the Jimi Hendrix signature model, come with a Middle RWRP as the Middle Pickup.
  • Left- for some models with vintage staggered pole pieces, we offer a left-handed option. The stagger will be reversed for left-handed players.
  • Tapped- High output models may have a “tap” option available. An additional lead wire is placed midway through the coil wind, allowing wiring to a push-pull pot or mini-toggle switch to give an additional vintage output level option.

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Pickups

Manufacturer Warranty - All pickups that we sell are covered by the original manufacturer warranty.

 

 

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US Based Fulfillment 

Wiring harnesses and pickups - ship from Michigan, USA

Merchandise - printed by S.P.O.D in the USA and shipped direct from their facility.

United States

Shipping method: Business days: Price (US$)
USPS TRACKED 3 - 5 5.99
DHL EXPEDITED MAX 3 - 5 8.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 22.99
FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER 2 - 4 28.99


Canada

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ECONOMY POST 7 - 21 8.99
DHL PACKET 5 - 10 13.99


Rest of World 

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DHL INTERNATIONAL STANDARD 4 - 14 18.99 

 

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