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Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup

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The Scorcher is an entry-level rail pickup that has a powerful ceramic magnet and intense coil windings to drive amps harder than a stock guitar pick...Click To Read More About This Product

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Make your Axe hotter and quieter.

The Scorcher is an entry-level rail pickup that has a powerful ceramic magnet and intense coil windings to drive amps harder than a stock guitar pickup. The Scorcher's 2 coils cancel any annoying 60-cycle hum.


Designed by Seymour Duncan engineers and priced for players on a budget. Order today.

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Musician's GearScorcher Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Functional (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Be sure it is balanced with your other pickups

I bought one of these in june. Put it on the bridge position of my fakestrat, with a 500k pot at first. This gave me a sound that was much too bright and...Read complete review

I bought one of these in june. Put it on the bridge position of my fakestrat, with a 500k pot at first. This gave me a sound that was much too bright and open, so i switched back to a 250k pot and it nailed the fat rythm sound that i was looking for.This pickup will give you a very bassy tone with lots of mids, and lots of gain. It also has a VERY high DC resistance (24 k according to the duncan website) so, as the title says, mind how it will balance with other pickups in your guitar.all in all, i am very satisfied with this pickup, and if fat, round bass and mids that cut through are your thing, then go for it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

S.D. Prformer

I was looking for a alternative to a getting another Dimarzio Fastrack 2. As so as I wired it properly, I was not too happy with the sound. It was to trebley ,...Read complete review

I was looking for a alternative to a getting another Dimarzio Fastrack 2. As so as I wired it properly, I was not too happy with the sound. It was to trebley , not much much mid range punch and not enough bass thump. It could be a nice neck pick up for a beginner. I gave itaway to ny nephew and bought a DiMarzio Fastrack 2.

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5.0

Be sure it is balanced with your other pickups

By Ichimonji

from Durango, Mexico

Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

I bought one of these in june. Put it on the bridge position of my fakestrat, with a 500k pot at first. This gave me a sound that was much too bright and open, so i switched back to a 250k pot and it nailed the fat rythm sound that i was looking for.This pickup will give you a very bassy tone with lots of mids, and lots of gain. It also has a VERY high DC resistance (24 k according to the duncan website) so, as the title says, mind how it will balance with other pickups in your guitar.all in all, i am very satisfied with this pickup, and if fat, round bass and mids that cut through are your thing, then go for it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hot!!! Great sound

By dmvksv

from Grand Rapids, Mi.

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

    Tried this to replace the single coil bridge pickup in a strat copy guitar. Directions on connections were pretty easy to follow. After soldering in the leads and putting it back together, I was very impressed. Definitely a very hot pickup! The humbucker gave the guitar the growl it was missing. When played with the switch in the bridge position, it has some serious attitude.When switching to the bridge and middle, it has a nice balance between the humbucker and single coil sounds, which should improve even more when I replace the original middle and neck pickups with better single coils. It's a backup project guitar so I plan on doing the pups one at a time.Highly recommended if you have a weak sounding strat style guitar. This will breathe new life into your guitar, and is a steal at this price.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    S.D. Prformer

    By AJ6stringsting.....AKA Maugwara

    from Central California

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

    I was looking for a alternative to a getting another Dimarzio Fastrack 2. As so as I wired it properly, I was not too happy with the sound. It was to trebley , not much much mid range punch and not enough bass thump. It could be a nice neck pick up for a beginner. I gave itaway to ny nephew and bought a DiMarzio Fastrack 2.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    nice pickup

    By the boss

    from illinois

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

    great pickup for the price. Put it in the neck of my project guitar. SOunds great on either channel of my amp. Clean has a nice bluesy sound and dirty has hendrix type sound. Overall if you need a humbucker in a single coil space for pocket change this is your pick up.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Scorcher Pickup

    By Robert Blome

    from Minnesota

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    Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

    Great value. Good tone clean, and crunches up nicely without going to 11. Smooth, flexible. Bucks the Hum as you would want. Solid "BUY" recommendation.

     
    5.0

    excellent pickup

    By jorge

    from New Mexico

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

      I still get my strat tones, but with more meat!

       
      5.0

      Nice little Pickup

      By Rick J

      from Hatboro, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

        I Put this I the bridge position on a Fender Squier I use as a backup guitar...it has nice volume and power and sounds good...

        can't beat it for the price

         
        5.0

        Exactly what I needed!

        By oldguy57

        from east tennessee

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I put this in the neck position of my Rogue guitar. Wired it per Fender instructions. I now get that hollow bluesy sound without the mud when playing on a clean channel. When running distortion it has as much power as the hum bucker bridge pickup but with a different tone. It has done just what I had hoped and was worth the small price.

           
          5.0

          Great way to improve your sound.

          By Jeremy

          from Lynnville, TN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          These were a perfect upgrade for my Squier Stratocaster. I have been wanting to upgrade it for about 5 years now. I wanted something close to active pickups and I needed them to be affordable. According to Seymour Duncan's website these are actually hotter than the standard hotrails which is perfect since I wanted that extra kick. I couldn't beat the price on these. So I bought 3 of them. They came with a nice diagram too. Pretty easy to follow, just make sure you are ok with soldering. I am not the best when it comes to electronics, but I made it work. If you are looking to upgrade your sound, these will do the job fine.

           
          5.0

          This is no

          By Mike-cIw51

          from Illinois

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          A year ago I put this in the neck position of my Fat Strat for something different. Super clean sound, no hum whatsoever. A little light on the treble, though; highs don't get real high. Produces a very strong, loud, very clean signal perfect for jazz. This is a 4 wire pickup. The directions explain how to wire for different configurations, so there's plenty of versatility built in. Excellent pickup worth more than $30.

           
          5.0

          Single Coil Eliminator

          By Chris Irvin

          from Martinsburg, PA

          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          This pickup has tremendous output. Great for shredding, tapping, harmonics, just about anything you can do on a guitar. No single coil comes close. Had this in my #1 johnson for over a year, now my backup guitar, I liked this pickup better than several dimarzios I've tried in my new guitar. It's so cheap and so awesome at the same time. Has a higher DC Resistance than the Hot Rails.

           
          5.0

          Great bargain!

          By red-one

          from NH

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I put this in the neck position of my Mexi Strat. I had a Mighty Mite pre-loaded pickguard with two single coils and a humbucker. I use a lot of distortion most of the time and the single was too noisy. This pickup took care of that. It sounds pretty decent clean and distorted. If I was going to replace all of my pickups in a strat style gouitar with 3 single coil slots, I would consider these. It really is a great deal for the price.
          I ordered a mini humbucker, I got a mini humbucker. Came with thorough enough wiring diagrams for basic installs.
          Looked great out of the box, wiring seems solid.
          Free is always best, but the pickup is way worth the price.

           
          5.0

          Good sound at a great price

          By Misticmyst73

          from Kansas City MO

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I got 2 of these pups to replace the stockers in the neck and mid position in my Kramer.I have a Bill Lawrence USA L500XL in the bridge which is a awesome sounding pup as well.I hooked thes up to a 2 meg vol pot and bypasses the tone pot altogether.The neck pos. is not ideal for these pups and mine sounds a bit not muddy but mabey not enough harmonics I guess would be the way to discribe it in this position.The mid sounds great in this pos.and has better harmonics here.They both sound great though and couldn't ask for a better pup at this price.I play metal and blues and some clean time to time.These sound good doing all those.Up high on the frets mine sound alittle tubey in a good way almost a Dimarzio Tonezone feel to them.They sustain quite well and respond to pick attak good also.There not as clear as the BL but I din't expect that going in.They give good complemnt to the BL and vol wise Theres not a differance between them as they are hot pups.The Seymoure Duncan web site rates these as hotter than the Hotrails.The sticker on the bottom of thease pups read HR 101B so look up that under Duncan desighn on there web site for more info.All in all I'm happy with them as they give me some new sounds to play with.

           
          5.0

          HOT! Pickup

          By GD_NC

          from NC

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I bought this pickup largely based on price to upgrade an old Squire strat I had laying around. Wow what a difference! This pickup is crazy hot. Maybe not the most balanced sound I've ever heard, a bit heavy on the mid range, but it's great for rock, grunge and metal. Excellent for driving a tube amp. Perfect fit w/ no install issues. You can't beat this for the price.

           
          5.0

          i love it

          By conort

          from snellville georgia

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          i love this pickup i had it on my guitar when i bought it cause i bought it used and i pretty much play through it all the time id recommend it and this is a awesome deal.

           
          5.0

          Amazing for the price

          By Matt-CykaY

          from Johnstown, PA

          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I put this in the bridge of my squier strat and i love it. The output is extremely high. This pickup is pretty much the same thing as the SHR-1 Hotrails but this is made overseas so its cheaper. Its amazing with distortion, it has a great crunch sound. The only thing i dont really like is that whenever i use this on clean, if u strum fairly hard it sounds like theres distortion on it. I had my volume on my amp really loud with overdrive and when i turned my overdrive off there was no difference. Thats how much output these things have. But amazing pickup overall.

           
          5.0

          The BEST value there is!

          By crazyfist88

          from Irvine, CA

          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I ordered a set of three from this site. The first thing you realize is that the cosmetics are inconsistant. The "rails" are not lined up straight, but these still look wicked cool nonetheless. After I installed them (took me long enought), I noticed a world of difference. For one, they are completely noiseless. Secondly, the output is extremely high, the mid/low greatly increased. The sound reminded me of a Les Paul. The Fender Noiseless set is around 130 bucks, a set of these can get the job done and then some. Overall, this pickup is highly recommanded, no matter what position you put it.

           
          5.0

          Great sound

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          Much better than stock Squire single-coils. I put one in the bridge and one in the middle. They sound much better clean than the stock coils. And they sound great under distortion. I bought these just to try them, and I'm pleasantly surprised. They perform better than the cost would indicate. But they're not the hottest single-coil replacements out there.

           
          5.0

          Scorching!!!

          By RockerForChrist

          from Royal Palm Beach, FL

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I decided to try out this pickup after reading several good reviews, and this is another one! The pickup is super-high output and it will make you love your favorite (cheap) guitar. Contrary to popular belief, it has a great clean tone. All in all, this is the best thing I've done to my Behringer V-Tone guitar.

           
          5.0

          Not Bad.

          By Jason-VFGG-

          from Daly City, CA

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          Comments about Musician's Gear Scorcher Pickup:

          I have a sunburst squire with these in it.Much better than the stock single pickups with better highs and lows. In my opinion squire should have these pickups in a standard model.Also no hum.

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