Vintage-correct true single-coil. recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska and classic rock. description the hand ground alnico 2 magnets and moderate windings (heavy formvarÂ® wire) yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the aps-1. it allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. compared to the ssl-1, the aps-1 has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response. comes with waxed cloth hookup cable and vintage-style "keyed" bottom plate. complete setup calibrated set available with rw/rp middle pickup. guitars for warmer toned ash, alder or basswood body instruments. works with maple and rosewood fingerboards.