Seymour Duncan ZSL-1m Zephyr Silver Strat Middle Pickup
The Seymour Duncan Zephyr Strat pickup holds the title as the world’s first silver wire Hi-Fi Strat pickup, putting it in a class of its own when it comes to its expanded frequency range and superb dynamic response. While copper wiring does a fine job, the silver that the Zephyr magnifies the sound and accuracy in a way that justifies its more expensive price tag. A Stratocaster with Zephyr pickups has a brighter sound, a crisper and tighter low end, and increased harmonics. As if the aforementioned product details weren’t enough to put the Zephyr in a class of its own, the pickup is also cryogenically treated after initial manufacturing to remove any stresses introduced during the winding and assembly of the product. This process also aligns the structure of the magnet wire, reducing any losses and boosting the efficiency of the Zephyr.