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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

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    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

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    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

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        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.

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