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A high-output, true single-coil pickup for warm-toned, 7-string guitars that's ideal for playing Texas blues rock, classic rock, and heavy rock.
The Seymour Duncan Custom Staggered SSL-5 7-string pickup provides a distinct vintage tone with greater sustain and full sounding harmonics. The pickup cuts through the mix but also cleans up nicely when you back off the volume.
The Custom Staggered SSL-5 pickup's 6-string counterpart has been championed by countless artists over its long history for its strong, overwound Strat tone. The Seymour Duncan Custom Staggered pickup recently appeared on Fender's David Gilmour Signature Series Strat.
Pair the Seymour Duncan Custom Staggered SSL-5 7-string pickup with a high-output bridge pickup like Seymour Duncan's SH-10 Full Shred 7-string, and a moderate output neck pickup like Seymour Duncan's SH-2n Jazz 7-string for a great tone when playing Texas blues rock, classic rock, and heavy rock. Though it looks like Seymour Duncan's SSL-1 and has that distinct vintage tone, the SSL-5's overwound coil yield higher output, more sustain, and greater harmonics.
Complete setup (additional pickups sold separately):
Calibrated set available from Seymour Duncan with RW/RP (reverse wound, reverse polarity) middle pickup. Many players use Seymour Duncan's SSL-5 in the bridge position with vintage output pickups, like Seymour Duncan's SSL-1's in the neck and middle for tonal versatility.
For heavier and brighter-toned instruments with ash or alder bodies. Works well with maple or rosewood fingerboards.
Nick Lashley / Alanis Morissette & Mick Jagger / Rickey Medlocke & Mike Estes / Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yogi / Wallflowers
Made in the USA:
These pickups come with a black cover; are produced at the Seymour Duncan factory in Santa Barbara, California; and made their debut at the January 2010 NAMM show in Los Angeles.
Rock your Strat with higher output, more sustain, and greater harmonics when you order the SSL-5 for your 7-string today.
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Comments about Seymour Duncan Custom Staggered SSL-5 Single-Coil 7-String Electric Guitar Pickup:
I recently installed this in my Schecter 007 Elite which has a Hum(br)/Sing(nk) configuration. It has replaced the stock ducan designed pickup that came with the guitar. Two things I noticed immediately were that the SSL 5 has much more volume and is much noisier under high gain than the stock pickup. The noise I attribute to this being a true single coil while the other one was a stacked pickup with 4-conductor wiring. The higher output is really good though...much louder than the DD and the tone is brighter and punchier. Good pickup for neck position in a warm guitar. I'm not so sure it would sound good in the bridge or in brighter guitars because it has a pretty aggressive upper mid and high-end character. So overall I am satisfied with the SSL-5. Half a point off features for the noise. And another half because the way they have the wires coming one out of each end is a little annoying. It makes one wire shorter than the other when you route them to the control cavity...could present problems when installing. Otherwise no negative issues.