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Mick Reid

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Dec 27th, 2017 10:27 PM        

I have a Squier Deluxe Strat coming in late January that has DD single coils in it.<br /> <br /> I've read good things elsewhere about them, but thought I'd check around here.<br /> They're A5 pole pieces (not bar mags) MIK.<br /> <br /> Anybody played or heard them?<br /> <br /> FYI, here's a SD blog re: "Duncan Designed Pickups"



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Dec 28th, 2017 04:32 PM        

I had a guitar a few years back that had DD humbuckers. They seemed fairly comperable to the real Duncan model. They were good enough that I didn’t feel the need to swap them. <br /> <br /> Don’t ask me what guitar. I forget.



Mick Reid

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Dec 28th, 2017 06:49 PM        

Hey Leftee, thanks.<br /> I had a Schecter C-1 Custom a few years ago that DD HB's in it too. I thought they sounded very good as well.<br /> <br /> However, it was another chapter in my book entitled "I'm Really Not A Humbucker Guy".<br /> <br /> :^)<br /> <br /> <br /> Anyone got anything on the single coils?<br />



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Dec 29th, 2017 05:42 AM        

I think the guitar I had was a Schecter S1.



Leftee

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Dec 30th, 2017 07:35 PM        

Looks like you’re going to be our expert reviewer, Mick.



Mick Reid

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Dec 30th, 2017 10:04 PM        

Guess so...<br /> <br /> Will have to wait until late January though!



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Jan 19th, 2018 03:44 PM        

OK, I can now tell you (those interested) that the DD SC-101's are a brilliant sounding pickup!<br /> <br /> I honestly can't see swapping them for any reason unless I decided to go noiseless.<br /> <br /> But that said, the guitar is dead quiet in positions 1/3/5. (at least in my house, haven't been out with it yet)<br /> <br /> According SD: "The SC-101 single coils represent a tonal cross between Seymour Duncan’s SSL-2 Vintage Flat and SSL-6 Custom Flat models."<br /> <br /> Based on the SD descriptions of those two models, I couldn't say it better myself.<br /> <br /> They absolutely have beef and punch but retain chime, and quack very nicely in 2 & 4 positions.<br /> Nicely balanced tone IMO.<br /> <br /> So there you have it!<br />



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