True Single-coil Strat Tone
Load your guitar with a Seymour Duncan SSL-2 Vintage Flat Strat pickup, and immerse yourself in euphoric Stratocaster chime and sparkle. This pickup delivers true single-coil Strat tone, but its flat rod magnets are better suited for modern instruments with flatter fingerboards and lighter strings. The flat pole pieces also exhibit less edge for a slightly smoother tone. Great for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska, and classic rock, the SSL-2 really shines when you use clean and mildly distorted amp settings. Hand-ground Alnico V magnets and moderate windings give you a vintage output and brightness that work best with warmer-toned ash, alder, or basswood guitars, especially those with rosewood fingerboards.
Vintage-correct packing and true single-coil Strat tone
Flat pole pieces aside, Seymour Duncan was clearly aiming for a classic Strat design when they built the SSL-2 Vintage Flat Strat pickup. They used the same materials as their other vintage Fender-style single-coils. They started with period-correct Forbon flatwork and hand-ground Alnico V rod magnets. Waxed and tinned cloth pushback hookup wires complete the picture. They hand filed the flatwork, then assembled and lacquered the bobbin. A non-logo cover was used to maintain a true vintage appearance.