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  1. Cyberi4n

    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    A588637C-904A-4DF0-ACFE-703D64718A75.jpeg 13E6C067-DCA3-4C31-831B-C187C1BD63AA.jpeg 38F57D11-7436-48AA-A449-551906C60F61.jpeg Just finished my first guitar-build, a hybrid Strat/Tele copy on a Sienna Burst body. Pups are standard for now, but in the new year a set of SSL6 Seymours will be fitted. Spec as follows

    body - partscaster sienna burst
    Neck - wdmusic contemporary tele neck, 12” radius board.
    Pups - standard cheapo for now
    Trem - schaller roller trem
    Tuners - hipshot open locking
     
  2. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Senior Stratmaster

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    Looking gooood.

    I have a WD Music neck on one of my builds too. They're really nice necks.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    Annoyingly mine was sold as a ‘modern C’ profile (my preferred) but was WAAAY too chunky and certainly not Modern C. I’d already drilled it by that point, so figured what the heck and attacked it with a rasp and some sandpaper, much more playable now....

    fingerboard and frets are divine though
     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Ask Dave @Seymour Duncan for his thoughts on using ALL sixes.
    YMMV though.
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice photography too :)
     
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    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice.
     
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    Dreamdancer Strat-Talker

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    Thats a super elegant looking strat....
     
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    jim293 Strat-O-Master

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    That is a beautiful guitar and like someone else said great shots.
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    you think it won’t sound good? I did the “what pups for me” pup chooser on the Seymour site and SSL6s in all positions were what it recommended. Be interested to hear your thoughts?
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the kind comments guys :)
     
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    Smokey3 Strat-Talker

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    That's probably the best build I have seen in a long time. I like everything about it. Great Job.
     
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    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm thinking that a 6 may be a little harsh for the neck.
    Depends on the tonality that you want to achieve.
    Gilmour used a 5 in the black's bridge ( 6 is pretty much a flat ground 5 )
    I'm not positive on what ended up in the black strat but I think it was a Custom 69 in middle and an SSL-1 in the neck.

    I would wait for Dave's commentary - he knows their product line quite well
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    If you want to continue the Tele combo .... swap the neck and middle pickup hot leads at the 5-way switch and you'll exchange the #4 quack for the famous Tele neck+bridge combo. You can also go to a master tone and move the volume knob back to the first tone pot hole to open up the playing range more like a Tele.

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    Seymour Duncan Senior Stratmaster

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    Very cool guitar!

    Using all SSL6s would be a pretty meaty, thick sounding Strat, if that is what you are going for. Another option for a more classic sound is SSL-2s in the neck & middle, and an SSL-6 in the bridge.
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks, been planning this a while. I definitely want this to sound strat-like, the point of the instrument is a kinda blues homage, hence why I put a tele neck on her (she’s called Sienna btw).

    thing is, even though I’ve been playing 30 years I’ve always had humbuckers on guitars, this is the first foray into classic single coil tones and in reality I have NO idea what I’m looking for. I rate Gilmour as a player, hence the SSL6’s, but I also rate Clapton and Bonamassa and so as far as tones go I really don’t know. :(

    I’ll keep the SSL6 for the bridge then, and a SSL2 in the neck sounds like a plan. Presumably any Seymour pup in the middle needs to be RWRP?
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    And is the APS-2 also an option?
     
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    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't know about the SSL-6 but I do have a MIM strat with a calibrated set of SSL-5s a beast of a guitar and the matched set works beautifully, as far as I can tell the SSL-5 is the same as the 6 apart from the 5 has staggered poles and the 6 has flat ones.
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    is it only the inclusion of a RWRP in a set that makes it 'calibrated', or are there other changes such as output etc? I would have thought having two pups of the same configuration etc but with different outputs negates the point somewhat?
     
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    ukoldgit Senior Stratmaster

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    All depends on what your ear tells you is the nicest, all subjective and just saying.
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talk Member

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    yeah sorry I wasn’t very clear - what I meant was, surely output is one characteristic that defines a pup. So for example an SSL-6 might have an output of 13k or so, whereas an SSL-2 might have an output of 6.5k. So an SSL-6 for the ‘neck’ position with an output of 6.5k isn’t an SSL-6?

    am I making sense?
     
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