Seymour Duncan Custom Shop "SSL-1C DG" hand
scatter-wound pickup. In 1979 Seymour
Duncan custom wound this pickup for David
Gilmour to install in his black Strat® because he
required a hotter bridge pickup, one with more
output, sustain and richer harmonics. We've
contracted Seymour Duncan's Custom Shop to
manufacture for us these same pickups, and they are
exclusively offered here.
Each pickup is hand scatter-wound with
staggered, beveled Alnico V pole pieces, cloth
insulated 22 gauge hook-up leads, keyed bottom
flat work stamped with "SSL-1C DG". Coil
windings are wrapped with cloth tape. Each
pickup is wound and signed by "MJ" (Maricela Juarez) of Seymour Duncan's custom shop.
Includes a white pickup cover,
nickel plated Phillips round head mounting screws
and two rubber surgical tubing
As we are having this specific pickup custom
manufactured it is intended to be installed with
the Fender® Custom Shop Custom '69 (middle) and
Fat '50 (neck) pickups and all 3 of these
pickups black ground wires are to be soldered
together on the case of the volume potentiometer
and all 3 of these pickups white wires are to be
soldered to the 5-way selector switch. There is
NO need to reverse the leads of any of the above
mentioned pickups to correct for phasing.
We have compiled a detailed information page
specifically about our two Seymour Duncan Custom
Shop SSL-1C DG pickups,
read the full article here.
DC Resistance: 12.9k.
Winding Direction: Clock-Wise
Pole Piece Polarity: South
this specific SSL-1C DG design, this pickup
is intended to be installed with two Fender® Custom Shop pickups (Fat 50 in the neck, Custom '69
in the middle) where all 3 pickups are clock-wise wound
and South up on the pole pieces and you DO NOT need to reverse any of
the hook-up leads of any of these pickups to have them in phase
with one another. All pickups should have
their black wires connected to ground and the
white wires to the selector switch.
If you are installing different pickups in the
neck and middle, please reference the winding
direction of the other pickups and the polarity
orientation of the
pole pieces in relation to one another and hook
up accordingly to ensure correct phasing. One
needs to understand winding direction of the
coil and the polarity orientation of the pole pieces to
correctly install with other pickups.