I tried this pickup combo because I just got some ssl-1's from tenniso and I had some aps-1's in my backup guitar.
The sound is amazing. I freaking and absolutely love it. I installed them in a strat with a rosewood neck. The sound is very versatile, smooth, woody, and warm. I am still having shrilly problems with the ssl-1 on the high E because of pickup height. I use 9-46 strings so that is my fault.
The quack of this combo is different...Can't really put my finger on it... I warm-esque less ice-picky quack. I guess a duck drank some good coffee or something type of quack. :-p
For those that have ever tried this combo... what do you guys think of it. Is there any guidelines you follow to get a really good sound with adjust pickup height. I have found using the "coin-method" for the ssl-1 is a little to bright.
Thanks guys for all the soldering knowledge and tone tips over the years (I was a lurker for a while)... I finally found my sound. (Well for my strat anyway )
BTW. 2007 American strats pickups are have reverse polarity with Seymour Duncan's.