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Item # SSL-1C DG Rw/Rp

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop SSL-1C DG Rw/Rp Hand Scatter-Wound Pickup

Genuine 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.

In the original SSL-1C DG pickup design there are no hum cancelling capabilities in Gilmour's Black Strat®. So we have requested a unique change to the original SSL-1C DG design and Seymour Duncan's Custom Shop has reversed the winding direction and reversed the polarity of the pole pieces  to North up.  With this Rw/Rp design this pickup is specifically intended to be installed with two regular wound Fender® Custom Shop pickups to give you two pickup selection positions of hum cancelling.

Now you can have a Black Strat® with hum cancelling when the bridge and middle pickups are selected together and when the bridge and neck pickups are selected together via the recessed mini-toggle switch.

Each of these pickups is hand scatter-wound and signed by "MJ" (Maricela Juarez) of Seymour Duncan's custom shop. They have vintage staggered, beveled Alnico V pole pieces, cloth insulated 22 gauge yellow and black hook-up leads which denote this pickups unique Rw/Rp design, keyed black bottom flat work stamped with "SSL-1C DG" and "RP". Coil windings are wrapped with cloth tape.

We have compiled a detailed information page specifically about our two Seymour Duncan Custom Shop SSL-1C DG pickups, read the full article here.

Includes a white pickup cover, nickel plated Phillips round head mounting screws and two rubber surgical tubing pieces.

Rated DC Resistance: 12.7k (+/- 10% Tolerance) (updated 1/1/2024)
Winding Direction:      Counter Clock-Wise
Pole Piece Polarity:    North Up
Orientation:                 Right Handed

Price: $150.00 Each

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Hand Scatter-Wound SSL-1C DG Rw/Rp Gilmour Pickup

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Hand Scatter-Wound SSL-1C DG Rw/Rp Gilmour Pickup

With this specific SSL-1C DG Rw/Rp (Reverse Wind / Reverse Polarity) design, this pickup is intended to be installed with two Fender® Custom Shop pickups (Fat 50 in the neck, Custom '69 in the middle) which are both 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 (yellow wire with this pickup).

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.


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