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Item # SSL-1C DG (Original)

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop SSL-1C DG Hand Scatter-Wound Pickup (Original Version)

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.

This version of the SSL-1C DG pickup is what we call our "Original" since it is like David's original and does not offer any pickup selection positions of hum cancelling like our Rw/Rp version of this same pickup.

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 hook-up leads, keyed bottom flat work stamped with "SSL-1C DG". Coil windings are wrapped with cloth tape.

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

Important: 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.

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

Price: $150.00 Each

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop SSL-1C DG Pickup Gilmour

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

With 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.


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