Seymour Duncan SSL-5 vs STK-6

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  1. omfg51

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    I'm trying to decide between these two pickups that I want to put into the bridge of my strat. I currently already have and STK-6 in both my neck and middle positions, so I'm thinking that completing the set is the best thing to do, but I can't help but compare and contrast.

    I absolutely love the sound of the STKs that I have now, but the SSL-5 is a cheaper alternative. I like the SSL-5 because of this, and that it is a player pick of David Gilmour. I love his tone, but the SSL-5 is not hum cancelling. Is it a really noisy single coil, or is it relatively quiet?

    What do you all think?
     
  2. omfg51

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    Somebody's got to know a thing or two about these pickups.
     
  3. pcauchi

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    Isn't the tone of the two supposed to be similar?

    PS: I am going to be scouping up some Duncan stacks (STK-S6) within the next week or so for my strat (neck & middle w/a hot hum in the bridge). To the OP: How do you like your neck and middle pickups? Tone on par with true singles? Hows the output? Hotter than vintage like Duncan Says?
     
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    Never tried the STK-6 so I can't comment how similar it is to SSL-5.
    I know Duncan says "Patented Stack Plus design with a voice familiar to the SSL-5 Custom" though.

    I would say the SSL-5 isn't noisier than other singles I use, but then again I have never ever been bothered by SC hum. And I use them with high gain most of the time.
     

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