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Seymour Duncan SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot Bridge Pickup  

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      A direct humbucker retrofit pickup with three distinct voices: full-size humbucker, P-90, and Rails.

      The ground-breaking Seymour Duncan SHPR-2b P-Rails delivers 3 distinct tonal voices in a single guitar pickup: a fat humbucker, a beefy P-90, and a traditional single-coil Strat tone. This Seymour Duncan pickup is truly for guitar players who want it all and it's specifically designed to provide a punchier, more aggressive tone in the bridge position.

      The Seymour Duncan P-Rails Hot pickup is armed with a beefed up coil wind and 2 powerful Alnico 8 magnets—which rival ceramic magnets in power but maintain the sweet sustain Alnico is known for. The P-90 coil in the P-Rails Hot pickup is wound with a special wire, 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.

      Seymour Duncan P-Rails Hot pickups are a direct humbucker retrofit and can be used in any guitar set up for a traditional humbucker or Trembucker spacing. To maximize P-Rails Hot's unique splitting capabilities and to get the most tonal versatility, Seymour Duncan recommends using them in tandem with a standard Seymour Duncan P-Rails (sold separately) in the neck position with a 2-way switch (push-pull or mini-toggle) to get both humbucker and P-90 tones. Use a 3-way switch (DPDT on-off-on) to bring in the single-coil Rail tones. Or, for the ultimate in versatility, use Seymour Duncan's Triple Shot switching mounting ring (sold separately).

      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.

      Seymour Duncan P-Rails Hot pickups are recommended for all styles of music. They are built in the USA at Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara, California workshop.


      Get a punchier, more aggressive tone for the bridge position when you order the SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot pickup today.

       
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      Seymour DuncanSHPR-2b P-Rails Hot Bridge Pickup
       
      2.7

      (based on 3 reviews)

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            1.0

            Bad pickups

            By Bong

            from Vallejo CA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bad
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

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            • Practicing

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot Bridge Pickup:

            It's not hot output. Can still hear hums. Voicing is not
            Close to the original. Plus customer service is poor can't give
            Their customer a good wiring diagram. Bad purchase. I use
            Dimarzio brand now I learned my lesson to stick with Dimarzio

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            2.0

            Way too muddy

            By Canadian guitarist

            from Canada

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            Pros

            • Good Build Quality

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Sound Quality

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              Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot Bridge Pickup:

              It's a great idea and in the standard version it works much better. This is just way too hot and muddy to be used in any situation in my opinion

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              5.0

              Very steezy

              By SUN BEARS BRYCE

              from Rhode Island

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              • Sounds Really Good
              • Versatile

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot Bridge Pickup:

                  Sounds great, has quite a high output and an interesting sound. Because of the mix of the p-90 and the rail, it travels the line between thick and heavy, and distinct and clear , very well. I was able to hook it up to give me the full range of pickup selections in my CIJ jaguar. Very nice sustain, but not the overbearing midrange that a lot of pickups have. Really all around great, every mode from series humbucker, parallel, and the two coils individually sound unique and great.

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