Guitar players want it all and they want it now. Fat humbucker tones. Beefy P-90 tones. Traditional single coil tones. With P-Rails® they can have it all. And now, with the new P-Rails Hot, they can get a punchier, more aggressive tone for the bridge position.
This Seymour Duncan-exclusive design is a direct humbucker retrofit that allows up to three distinct voices: full-size humbucker, P-90, and Rails. Recommended for all styles of music.
Compared to Original P-Rails, the Hot bridge features a beefed up coil and a more powerful Alnico 8 magnet to deliver the same tonal flexibility as its predecessor, but specifically designed to provide a punchier, more aggressive tone in the bridge position. The P-90 coil in the P-Rails Hot is wound with a special wire type, selected for output and clarity. This P-90 is loud! The Rail mode is hotter thanks to the power of the Alnico 8, and the series Humbucker mode is huge!
A P-Rails Hot in the bridge and a P-Rails Original in the neck. To get both humbucker and P-90 tones, use a two-way switch (push-pull or mini-toggle). Use a three way switch (DPDT on-off-on) to bring in the single coil Rail tones.
P-Rails Hot can be used in any guitar set up for a traditional humbucker or Trembucker. It can be used singly, however to maximize P-Rails' unique
splitting capabilities and get the most tonal versatility, use a neck and bridge set. The R-Rails Hot is recommended for bridge position.
Normally, in humbucking mode, P-Rails are wired in series for a high-output sound that works great for classic rock and heavier tones. However, when wired in parallel, the coil mismatch produces very usable moderate output humbucker tones with less of the phase cancellation often associated with standard parallel-wired humbuckers. Available in black, white or cream.
Peter Stroud / Sheryl Crow Band, Blues Saraceno, Eric Miker / Decemberadio
Most pickups can't be returned once installed because of the installation process that requires soldering, etc. Seymour Duncan however offers a fantastic 21 Day Return Policy! Here's the details:
Seymour Duncan / Basslines offers our 21 Day Real World Exchange Policy on all new pickups purchased in the U.S. and some other participating countries, which states the following: If for any reason you're not satisfied with the pickup's sound or construction, return it and your receipt to your dealer, or direct to the factory within 21 days for exchange with another pickups of equal or lesser value. To do this, please just send us an email and include your invoice number and the new pickup you'd like to exchange towards.