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Strat size P90 pickup?

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Looking for a Strat size (without the full size fibre bottom) to fit in the bridge position of my Jaguar.
I currently have Seymour Duncan SSL6 pickups in it which I like but the whole guitar being semi hollow doesn’t have the same gain as a solid body. I’m hoping to find some with a little more gain with out loosing that single coil clarity.


What Strat size pickup options are there?

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These guys makes really nice pickups: https://www.creamery-pickups.co.uk/p90- ... ickup.html

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Duncan Quarter Pound?
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no no no that would be TERRIBLE ..... I want it so stop advertising it here :rofl:
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ImageYeah it might be in the ballpark, although it’s a neck one not bridge. I also have an issue of size of the bottom bobbin to consider as mine is routed for traditional Jag pickups meaning it might not fit all Strat pickups.

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So an SSL6 is a 13.3k pickup, that's hot AF for a single coil bridge pickup, anything P90ish will be significantly lower, maybe for increasing gain a clean boost might get you there instead?

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It's half the resistance of what he's got though, so way less gain?!??? Or do I not understand pickups!?!??

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 pm
So an SSL6 is a 13.3k pickup, that's hot AF for a single coil bridge pickup, anything P90ish will be significantly lower, maybe for increasing gain a clean boost might get you there instead?
That’s what I can’t figure out, the SSL6s are supposed to be hot pickups but when I switch between my Tele and Jag on the same patch’s on my HX Stomp I need to turn up the gain a few notches to match (think my Tele pickup is around 7-8k) it could just be the nature of a hollow body?

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Reg18 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:35 pm
jeremyb wrote:
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So an SSL6 is a 13.3k pickup, that's hot AF for a single coil bridge pickup, anything P90ish will be significantly lower, maybe for increasing gain a clean boost might get you there instead?
That’s what I can’t figure out, the SSL6s are supposed to be hot pickups but when I switch between my Tele and Jag on the same patch’s on my HX Stomp I need to turn up the gain a few notches to match (think my Tele pickup is around 7-8k) it could just be the nature of a hollow body?
Are the heights around the same? could be a faulty pickup, got a multimeter? higher pickup will have more volume.

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Reg18 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:35 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 pm
So an SSL6 is a 13.3k pickup, that's hot AF for a single coil bridge pickup, anything P90ish will be significantly lower, maybe for increasing gain a clean boost might get you there instead?
That’s what I can’t figure out, the SSL6s are supposed to be hot pickups but when I switch between my Tele and Jag on the same patch’s on my HX Stomp I need to turn up the gain a few notches to match (think my Tele pickup is around 7-8k) it could just be the nature of a hollow body?
Are the heights around the same? could be a faulty pickup, got a multimeter? higher pickup will have more volume.
Yeah heights are around the same. The Jag is just as loud but has less distortion. I was considering something with a bit more growl anyway so a P90 ish
Pickup for tone as much as gain probably.

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not sure how much the K ratings have to do with the P90 sound. I think the magnet size is a big factor. Quarter pound to me is very p90 and is rated around 14k..then compare that to say a Dimarzio SDS1 which is around 9K but is way hotter than the duncan (well in breaks up a lot more into a clean amp anyway)...has a very similar tone. Both sound great with Alder but the SDS1 might be to "deep" because it has a huge magnet on the bottom of the pickup which doesn't leave a lot of room in a lot of routings
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