Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Custom Staggered : l'avis de tjon901 (contenu en anglais)
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Seymour Duncan makes some of the best old school pickups out on the market. While Dimarzio might pride themselves on their modern sounding pickups and EMG has their active metal lineup. This is one of Seymour Duncans great traditional sounding single coil pickups. This pickup is a really nice hot rodded strat pickup. It features two conductor wiring like most single coil pickups. It has staggered pole pieces for a more balanced tone and an alnico 5 magnet. The output is 13k which is pretty smokin hot for a single coil. The eq is pretty flat with a little slant towards the high end which is pretty typical for a strat single coil. It is a true single coil so you will get the typical single coil hum. You cant really get rid of the hum without changing the construction of the pickup on a single coil. It is just part of the physics of the design. This is one of the best sounding hot rodded single coils on the market. It is not trying to sound like a modern pickup. It just has the angry bitey single coil sound in spades. Seymour Duncan says it is perfect for texas blues rock, classic rock and even heavy rock. I wouldnt go crazy and try to play metal this this but it can do just about everything up until that point. This pickup will add some balls to your strat without completely making it sound like a totally modern pickup. This pickup works well in bright sounding guitars which is good when you consider the type of guitars it would be going into. If you are making a strat pickup you might as well voice it for brighter sounding guitars because thats what its going to be placed into more often than not. If you are looking for a hot rod sounding single coil with decent output but still retains the old school tone the SSL-5 is one of the best.