Here's what EMG says about the SAV Pickup Set:
The SV Set has all the tone, clarity, and responsiveness single coil players demand with a vintage look enthusiasts will love. Utilizing staggered Alnico V pole pieces, the SV provides a more balanced sound for older instruments with a rounder fretboard radius.
The tone of the SV Set is modeled after a 1959 Strat™ pickup, giving players that familiar "quack" and punch. This marriage of vintage design and state of the art electronics gives the SV Set a much smoother tonal response when played clean or with overdrive. If you're looking for an quiet single coil pickup with a vintage look and sound, the SV Set is the perfect choice.