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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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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
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 19 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brought the dead back to life

By Stevie D player

from Cincinnati Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • A little expensive, but worth every dime!!

Best Uses

  • Recording
  • Working gigs

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

My 76 Les Paul had not seen the stage for the last 4 years...The lousy pickups in it were very 1 dimensional and that 1 dimension was not very good...The Seymour Duncan P-rails have brought this excellent playing guitar back to life...I am using the switchable pickup rings and have multiple tones at my fingertips without having to cut or drill into a classic guitar, and also no pesky push/pull pots...I am using a Boss ME70 for pre-amp and effects...The tones are incredible...playing cover music requires a decent variety of tones (if they are to be covered properly)...My band mates have noticed the improvement, but my sound man has told me "Never, ever bring that old Ibanez again! The Les Paul with the P-rails is the only way to go"
Just bought another guitar...I am thinking P-rails for that one too.

 
5.0

Nice set of Pickups Good P-90 sound

By Gary

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I put a set of these in my Epi G400 SG. The P-90 settings sound really good and it is nice to have the option to have a humbucker sound with the rail and P-90 coils turned on. I coupled these with a set of Triple Shot Pickup Mounting rings and it made for a very easy install. Very simple to switch between coils while playing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!!

By Chris 3 Bucksworth

from Orlando, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I recently installed a set of P-Rails with Triple-Shot Mounting Rings on my PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow and it's now my #1. I've always been a single-coil guy, and my (previous) main guitars were a PRS 25th Anniversary Soapbar Mira and a Fender Tele with Dimarzio Area T's. Since I've installed the P-Rails on the PRS SE Semi I can't put it down. I play in a band that does about half originals and half covers, and the P-rails help me cover a ton of ground. Our originals are very classic harmony rock and 70's R&B (think the Eagles and ELO), and we cover everyone from The Beatles to Pink Floyd to Rush to U2 and Oasis to The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. The P-90 sound is fantastic. Not quite as hot as my Mira, but also MUCH lees noisy. Great chime and attack, and that satisfying P-90 bite and growl! Both humbucker settings are really usable depending on which amp (River Chubster 40 or Vox Bruno) and effects I'm using, but they both retain a great high-end sparkle that is critial for me. The The rail single coil sounds are probably my least favorrite, but I still use them and like them when I do. Great for that 70's strat-y spank and big high-headroom clean tones. Things really get interesting when you start experimenting with both pickups. Some AMAZING tones there. The guys in band keep raving about my new tone, and my tone has always been good. I can't say enough about these pickups. I can't see using anything else for live shows from this point on. Love love love them!

     
    4.0

    Great for non-boutique pickups

    By Lephty

    from Boulder, 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.

     
    4.0

    Good so far

    By Lephty

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Professional Musician

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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.

     
    4.0

    Great sonic variety

    By Jeremy

    from Fargo, ND

    About Me Experienced

    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.

      (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!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great tones and hot too.

        By LAW

        from Wichita, Ks.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        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.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        They were...ok

        By Robdog

        from NorCal

        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.

          (5 of 6 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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