The Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Surf for Strat would be equally comfortable in the smoky clubs of Chicago's West Side as hanging ten at the Malibu Pier. The Antiquity II Surfer is hailed by many membe... Read More
The Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Surf for Strat would be equally comfortable in the smoky clubs of Chicago's West Side as hanging ten at the Malibu Pier. The Antiquity II Surfer is hailed by many members of the Seymour Duncan User Group Forum as the ultimate pickup for vintage Strat chime and quack. Whether you play Blues, West Side Soul, Surf, or Jangle Pop, the Surfer has the sweet highs and percussive lows to give you and your Strat a Free Ride on the Way Back Machine without sacrificing output or versatility.
The Antiquity II Surf for Strat is designed for any position. A Custom Bridge version is available for those players needing more output from the bridge position; and an RW/RP (reverse wound/reverse polarity) version is available for the middle position.
To some, this is craziness, intentionally creating an aged electrical component. But if you're like Seymour Duncan, and you appreciate the personal commitment and hand craftsmanship found in early electric guitars, then you'll want to capture that timeless beauty with an Antiquity pickup.
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I have about 20 years experience playing Stratocasters and have tried a lot of different pickups in my guitars because I enjoy exploring different tones etc. but, I think I have finally found the pickups I'm going to stay with. These definitely have a vintage tone. The bass is softer, the highs are sweeter. It comes down to the fact that you will actually feel a difference when you play. Compared to the Seymour SSL1's which are cleaner, these "surfers" have more soul, character, and dirt, but have less spank in the low strings. One word of advice: I do not use the little rubber tubes that suspend the pickups but metal springs instead. I almost threw these pickups away because I was so disappointed at first but thought I should at least try them with the springs that I used with the last pickups, and this made a huge impact in tone surprisingly. Now, I'm hooked.