Seymour Duncan SSL-2 Duncan Vintage Flat Pole for Strat - Neck/Bridge, No Cover
This flat-pole version of Seymour Duncan's Vintage Staggered Strat pickup delivers a shimmering tone for guitars with flatter fingerboards and lighter string gauges.
The Vintage Flat delivers all the chime and sparkle of the Vintage Staggered Strat model, but has flat alnico 5 rod magnets that provide a more even string balance for modern guitars with a larger neck radius, and players using lighter gauge strings. The flat poles also give this pickup a little less edge for an overall smoother tone. Use a full set for a truly vintage vibe, or use in the neck & middle with a Custom Flat in the bridge for a more rocking setup. Aside from the flat pole pieces, Seymour Duncan uses all of the same materials to build these as they do in their vintage Fender style single coil pickups. They start by assembling the bobbins with the proper color and thickness of Forbon flatwork, and they hand file the flatwork, assemble, and lacquer their bobbins just as it was done during Fenders Golden Age. This pickup is potted and comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate.