Vintage-correct true single-coil. Recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska and classic rock.
The hand ground Alnico 2 magnets and moderate windings (Heavy Formvar® wire) yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the APS-1. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the SSL-1, the APS-1 has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable and vintage-style "keyed" bottom plate.
Calibrated set available with RW/RP middle pickup.
For warmer toned ash, alder or basswood body instruments. Works with maple and rosewood fingerboards.
Reverse wound, reverse polarity (RW/RP) middle pickups for hum canceling in positions "2" and "4" on the five-way switch. Left-hand magnet stagger pattern.
CMarc Ford / Ben Harper & Black Crowes, Kevin Hunter / Shania Twain, Dale Oliver / Reba McIntire, Jeff Pevar / CPR
Merkki Seymour Duncan