SSL-5 gone, SH-14 remains.
Your all good sir! It's smoother than the custom. The custom is ceramic I believe, this is all I is alnico 5, so a little less edge but to me, the right amount. It is a bit scooped sounding, but it fits into a recording context nicely. I find this pickup to perfectly straddle the line between high and low output. I have it in 3 other guitars currently and just wanted to try something else.Probably not the right place to ask, but how does that compare to the Custom?