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Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set Black 

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Until now, if you wanted humbucker, P-90, and vintage Strat tones, you'd have to haul three guitars to the gig but that was before the Seymour Duncan...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A humbucker pickup set that splits to either a full-size P-90 or a special Alnico-powered single-coil Rail pickup.

Until now, if you wanted humbucker, P-90, and vintage Strat tones, you'd have to haul three guitars to the gig but that was before the Seymour Duncan SHPR-1 P-Rails pickups. P-Rails feature a ground breaking, patent pending design allows a full-size humbucker to split to either a real deal P-90 or a traditional single coil. Perfect for a wide variety of styles including country, pop, surf, jazz, blues, classic rock, and heavy rock.

The humbucker sound is full and expansive, owing to the mismatched coil configuration. The P-90 pickup is a super fat. And the Rail coils, when used together, sound like the 2 and 4 "in-between" positions in a great Strat.

P-Rails can be used in any guitar set up for a traditional humbucker or Trembucker. A single P-Rails will bring added dimension to your guitar sound. However, to optimize the unique splitting capabilities and get the best single-coil Rails tones from your Seymour Duncan pickup, use a neck and bridge set.

To get both humbucker and P-90 tones, use a two-way switch (push-pull or mini-toggle). To have humbucker and P-90 tones and bring in the added dimension of the single-coil Rail, use a three-way switch (DPDT on-off-on).

FEATURES
  • Full size humbucker
  • Patent pending design
  • Perfect for a wide variety of styles
  • Three distinct modes
  • Humbucker
  • P-90
  • Single-coil

Get the most versatile pickup made!

SPECIFICATIONS

SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set

  • Magnet: two Alnico V bars
  • Cable: 4-conductor
  • Neck Pickup
  • Magnet: two Alnico V bars
  • Cable: 4-conductor
  • Mode: humbucking:
  • DC Resistance: 12.87k ohms
  • Resonant Peak: 4.6KHz
  • Mode: P-90
  • DC Resistance: 7.25k ohms
  • Resonant Peak: 3.6KHz
  • Mode: single-coil
  • DC Resistance: 5.60k ohms
  • Resonant Peak: 7.0KHz
  • Bridge Pickup
  • Mode: humbucking:
  • DC Resistance: 18.80k ohms
  • Resonant Peak: 3.0KHz
  • Mode: P-90
  • DC Resistance: 10.20k ohms
  • Resonant Peak: 3.1KHz
  • Mode: single-coil
  • DC Resistance: 8.56K ohms
  • Resonant Peak: 6.0KHz
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Seymour DuncanSHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      One gig guitar

      Been playing for 30 years + and this is the most versatile pickup since the stratocaster!I used to carry 2 or 3 guitars to a gig, now only one due to the airline...Read complete review

      Been playing for 30 years + and this is the most versatile pickup since the stratocaster!I used to carry 2 or 3 guitars to a gig, now only one due to the airline baggage restriction! I've got a Les Paul and a PRS, both with a set of PRails and triple shot mounting ring. For me the best way to really get a very usable rail sound is to mount it further away from each other, meaning the P90 closer together and the rails further apart. I can get a very close tone of a strat that way.I love this setup and the P-Rails!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      They were...ok

      I installed a matched set of P-RAILS in my Carvin DC-127. This guitar has a neck-thru solid body, maple neck & center and alder wings. Following the diagrams on SD's...Read complete review

      I installed a matched set of P-RAILS in my Carvin DC-127. This guitar has a neck-thru solid body, maple neck & center and alder wings. Following the diagrams on SD's site, I wired each pickup to a 3-way toggle that let me choose parallel humbucker, rail, or P-90 modes.

      At home, playing by myself, they sounded interesting. Live, though, when bass and keys were involved, my guitar completely disappeared in the mix.

      Output was not the problem. These are plenty hot in HB and P-90 modes. (The neck pickup is quite a bit hotter than the bridge, which forced me to install separate volume controls for eah pickup.)

      The P-90 sound was best IMO, although I wouldn't mistake it for a "real" P-90. I could never get a good live tone in humbucker mode; I was looking for a full sound with a nice sparkle on top, and it just wasn't there. Rail output was so low as to be almost unusable.

      Maybe it was this guitar, I don't know; but the P-RAILS just didn't work for me. Fortunately, I was able to sell them for most of what I paid.

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      4.0

      Great for non-boutique pickups

      By Lephty

      from Jamestown, CO

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      Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

      I have read some lukewarm reviews of these pups, but I decided to try them nevertheless. I have a custom solid-body guitar, and have been in pickup hell with it for a few years. I have tried several different pickup combos, even some boutique-level, and never been particularly happy. But these SD's are working great for me. The guitar was already equipped w/ 3-way switches, so these pups can be set in single-coil mode (which does come with a significant volume drop), humbucking mode (sounds great!), and P-90 mode, which sound fantastic to my ears. In particular, I was enjoying using the middle pickup setting (both pickups on), varying which mode each pickup is set on, and using the volume knobs to blend them. Gives me a million different tonal possibilities. For the price, these SD P-Rails are great.

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      4.0

      Good so far

      By Lephty

      from Jamestown, CO

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            Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

            Installed these in a custom guitar, really like what I'm hearing so far. In particular I liked using the middle pickup setting (both pickups on), with the bridge in humbucking mode and the neck in P-90 mode, and then using the volume knobs to tweak the balance. Lots of different sounds at my fingertips.

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            4.0

            Great sonic variety

            By Jeremy

            from Fargo, ND

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            Pros

            • Improves Sound
            • Sonic Versatility

            Cons

            • Difficult to install

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

              I play in a church band. These pickups work great for me as I have a large variety of sounds I need to emulate during a normal church service. These do the trick. While they won't replace a really nice strat or set of humbuckers, overall they do sound really good, and I doubt many of the people listening would be able to tell the difference between these and the real thing.

              I installed 2 push pull pots on tone knobs on my Epiphone Les Paul standard and dropped these in place of the old stock pickups. I got a wiring diagram from Seymour Duncan's website. These are definitely much better than stock pickups I previously had.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              my best purchase of the year

              By Teegis

              from New Albany, IN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Low Volume Bridge Pickup

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                I purchased a set of p-rails to replace the humbuckers that came with my 1991 fender jaguar. I've had them installed with the triple shot mounting rings for 2 days now and i am blown alway with the wide range of sound you can get from these. the bridge pickup is a bit quieter on some settings but other than that they are a great choice. Love the clean jangle quack single coil sound, the fat p-90 sound, and the muddy humbucker sound as well as the ability to mix and match them. They took a guitar that i was already in love with and forced me to marry it!

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great tones and hot too.

                By gunguicar

                from Wichita, Ks.

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                Pros

                • Wide Pallett Of Tones

                Cons

                • Lot Of Fine Soldering

                Best Uses

                • Anyone Wanting Lot Of Ton

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                These pickups are hot.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                They were...ok

                By RobDog

                from Sacramento, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Uneven Tone

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                  I installed a matched set of P-RAILS in my Carvin DC-127. This guitar has a neck-thru solid body, maple neck & center and alder wings. Following the diagrams on SD's site, I wired each pickup to a 3-way toggle that let me choose parallel humbucker, rail, or P-90 modes.

                  At home, playing by myself, they sounded interesting. Live, though, when bass and keys were involved, my guitar completely disappeared in the mix.

                  Output was not the problem. These are plenty hot in HB and P-90 modes. (The neck pickup is quite a bit hotter than the bridge, which forced me to install separate volume controls for eah pickup.)

                  The P-90 sound was best IMO, although I wouldn't mistake it for a "real" P-90. I could never get a good live tone in humbucker mode; I was looking for a full sound with a nice sparkle on top, and it just wasn't there. Rail output was so low as to be almost unusable.

                  Maybe it was this guitar, I don't know; but the P-RAILS just didn't work for me. Fortunately, I was able to sell them for most of what I paid.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My Search is Over!

                  By Les_Paul_Owner

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Best Pickup In The World

                  Cons

                  • Absolutely None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everything

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                  These are without a doubt the best pickups that I have ever played through. After 30 years playing professionally I've finally found the perfect pickup. It does it all, single coil tone for chord work, P90 tones for raunchier stuff, and amazing humbucker tones. I have them in my Les Paul going into a Fender Super Reverb and without anything else I can get 90% of any guitar tone. I can't say enough about how great these are.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great sound. Great Product

                  By G.A.S.

                  from Omaha, NE

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Problems With Install

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                    Love the way these sound and the versatility of these pickups. The only reason I wouldn't give them 5 stars is the fact that I had to bend the mounting tangs on both pickups to get them to sit in the center of the SD mounting rings. I was also dissapointed in the craftsmanship. QC seemed a little lax compared to several SD products that I've had in the past

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    P-rails/Triple Shots in a Double Neck

                    By rjb4474

                    from Wisconsin

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Versatility And Tone

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                    I decided to replace the godawful pickups in my 70's Ibanez Doubleneck with P-rails and Triple shots. I didn't want to hassle with switches. The Triple Shots give you great flexibility, and getting Strat, Tele, and humbucker textures is very handy. The big surprise is the 12-string. Using those additional combinations gets me much close to my idealized Rickenbacker sound. I own a 360/12, so I could make an excellent comparison.
                    The triple shots are a bit flimsy feeling until installed. Somehow, I don't see these being trouble free for the long haul, but work great and super-easy installation. I only wish I had done this sooner.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    P-Rails pair in PRS 24 SE

                    By bkalka

                    from austin, texas

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                          Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set:

                          Had a friend install a pair of these with the triple-shot mounting rings on a PRS SE c24. The flexibility is incredible, and the tones are overall outstanding, especially when using the p'ups in combination. Gave it 4-stars instead of 5 only because the P90s sound just a bit lighter than a full-out P90 roar, and the series humbucker doesn't have a deep crunch to it - but my goodness, if they could do all that then they'd be the only pickup that anyone would ever use. The most intriguing settings (both clean and overdriven) include Bridge Series/Neck P90, Bridge Parallel/Neck Rail, and Bridge Rail/Neck Rail. Major kudos to Seymour Duncan for this innovation.

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