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Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black  

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The Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup is a lead position pickup that is a direct replacement humbucker. It delivers fat, full Seymour Dunca...Read More

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Make your Tele fatter and hotter.

The Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup is a lead position pickup that is a direct replacement humbucker. It delivers fat, full Seymour Duncan sound. The 2 thin blades with powerful coil windings combine to give you a raw, distorted rock 'n' roll tone with incredible sustain. The STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails humbucker has a 4-conductor cable.

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  • Direct replacement humbucker
  • Fat, full sound
  • 4-conductor cable

If your Tele is too skinny, fatten it up today.

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Seymour DuncanSTHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

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

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      Great alternative voicing for a Tele

      I wanted my Telecaster to be able to play more aggressive types of music like rock and punk. The stock bridge pickup, being a single coil, sounded clear, but rather thin. It...Read complete review

      I wanted my Telecaster to be able to play more aggressive types of music like rock and punk. The stock bridge pickup, being a single coil, sounded clear, but rather thin. It also hummed like a beehive with any gain on. The Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickup was a great upgrade. It has a nice thick punchy sound, yet I do not find it muddy at all. If you're looking for thicker bolder sound out of your Tele this pickup is a great option.

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      To thin!

      This pickup just doesn't sound good. The quality is not very good, and the sound is to thin. While I know there are some die-hard supporters of this pickup, I am not one...Read complete review

      This pickup just doesn't sound good. The quality is not very good, and the sound is to thin. While I know there are some die-hard supporters of this pickup, I am not one of them. Try getting a Little 59'.. it makes my tele thinline go hand and hand with my SG.

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      5.0

      MAGIC CARPET RIDE

      By Southern Cross the Dog

      from Granada Hills, CA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great Non-fender Tone
      • Great Overdriven Tones
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blues
        • Classic Hard Rock
        • Classic Rock

        Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

        This is not a wimpy pickup. Nor does it possess classic tele bridge tones. It is closer to a Gibson Humbucker, in my view, than it is to a classic vintage fender bridge pickup. This is neither good nor bad. It is a matter of taste as with all pickups.

        I personally enjoy this pickup. I installed it in an Esquire build project. The Fender Esquire uses only a single bridge pickup. The HOT RAILS turned out to be a great choice for a single pickup guitar. It is aggressive, offers wonderful overdriven tones, and is best suited for Heavy Blues and Hard Rock applications. It lacks the high end response of a traditional tele bridge pickup; this is by design. When you go "HOT" with a pickup, you sacrifice some upper end chime. Chicken Pickers stuck on the "pure vintage tone" thing should avoid the HOT RAILS. It must be taken for what it is: a hot alternative to the standard. You are swapping chime for grind.

        In summary, if you want to kick it like Angus, and use your Tele, it's a good choice.

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        5.0

        For all players - reg. of genre choice

        By Ronnie

        from In a van, USA.

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

          I use a high-gain amplifier (Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier) so it made sense for me to install a pickup that was compatible with // tailored toward that. The STHR-1 will allow you to preserve that full, warm, and natural sound that you want and love in a telecaster, while giving a little spritz of grit - if you choose. I paired the STHR-1 (bridge) with a Fender Twisted Tele (neck) and am very pleased with my decision. I would recommend the STHR-1 to any guitar player- regardless of genre choice.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great alternative voicing for a Tele

          By ThreeEcho7

          from Northern Virginia

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          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

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              Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

              I wanted my Telecaster to be able to play more aggressive types of music like rock and punk. The stock bridge pickup, being a single coil, sounded clear, but rather thin. It also hummed like a beehive with any gain on. The Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pickup was a great upgrade. It has a nice thick punchy sound, yet I do not find it muddy at all. If you're looking for thicker bolder sound out of your Tele this pickup is a great option.

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              5.0

              Fantastic Tele PU

              By hayes5

              from houston, tx

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                  If you want to use these for metal, that's fine, but don't overlook the fact that they are great pick ups for your tele, period, no matter what type of music you are into. Don't confuse these with PAFs - they still give you a great "normal" tele tone (they are fine tuned for a tele), but with a lot more output. No, you will not get an original '52 butterscotch tone, but you won't get that unless you buy an actual '52 butterscotch tele. I am using these through a Bogner Mephisto amp (a tribute to the vintage amps of the 50's and 60's), and these sound fantastic. I play classic rock, no metal, and I am very happy. You can get all the twang you want, you just have to know how to set your amp up. I don't even see how the "metal" thing came into the equation with these pick ups. If you want max output from your tele with no hum, these are for you.

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                  5.0

                  Distortion Time!

                  By nottosay02

                  from Sanford, North Carolina

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                      Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                      I bought a silverburst tele because it looked heavy metal. But the sound was nothing close to heavy metal! So I changed it with this. Now I have the perfect sound. Its the best thing for metal.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Need to update a previous review

                      By Ajax

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                      If you really like a tele but want a Les Paul type sound, this really works.
                      It does what it is supposed to do.
                      I need to revise my previous review. I wrote that we were having lots of feedback / humming problems after installing this pickup.

                      Turns out the cable receptical on the guitar was loose.

                      As soon as I tightened it, that solved the problem.

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                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Work as advertised but feedback problems

                      By Ajax

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                      These pickups will transform your tele from a country twanger to a metal shredder, no doubt. If you install one of these into your Tele, you'll probably be happy.

                      However, if you're expecting your Hot Rails equipped Tele to sound as good as an ESP M-II or Jackson SL1, then you might be in for a let down. But you'll definitely be able to play metal with these. Fact is, you just can't play metal with a Tele that has stock pickups in it. Period.

                      Finally, there is the feedback problem I mentioned before. These things feedback a lot with the gain and volume cranked up - so you need to be ready for that. The easiest way to tame the feedback is to sit as far away from the amp as possible, and point the amp away from you while playing. Of course, not cranking the volume and gain up so high also help. But again, this isn't an issue with the EMG 81 or Seymour Duncan JB equipped guitars, it's just an issue with the Tele/Hot Rails.
                      Not a lot to say in terms of features. It does transform a tele from a country twanger to a metal shredder.
                      After installing this in my son's Tele, it did work as advertised for the most part. You can play real thick Metallica like rhythms with this pickup.

                      Only problem is tons of feedback. He has 2 other guitars. One is equipped with EMG 81s, and the other is equipped with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge. No feedback issues with them at all. But his Hot Rails equipped Tele feedbacks a lot...

                      Also, even though this did transform his Tele into a guitar that he'll actually use now, his other guitars still sound a lot better, especially for leads and solos (subjective).
                      If you're stuck with a tele, want to play metal, can't afford another guitar, then this is probably a good option for you.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      One Trick Pony

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                      If you want to play metal and nothing but metal on your Telecaster get this pickup today. You will never look back, it probably doesn't get any better than this. But if you just want make your Telecaster more versatile and harder rocking, like towards the Les Paul side of things, get the Little 59. It's not as hot, but it's the more versatile and overall better sounding pickup of the two. The Hot Rail gets that metal job done just fine, but it's a one-trick pony. You can split it, but the single coil option doesn't really cut it and the humbucker sound is just too powerful, dull and indifferent for those sparkling classic rock sound you might be after. Put simple, in tone language: Little 59 = Led Zeppelin. Hot Rail = Metallica.

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                      5.0

                      Makes my Tele sizzle!!!

                      By Telewolfman

                      from Rochester, NY

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                      Installed this pup in my Highway One Tele about six months ago and I cannot be happier. While I love the traditional tele "twang" I also love the overdriven sound of humbuckers. Sure, I could have bought another guitar with humbuckers, but I love the feel, simplicity, and reliability of a Fender Telecaster; in the future, I will buy another Tele to satisfy my twang jones, but in the meantime, the Hot Rails allows me to shred on what I consider the Ultimate Electric Guitar.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My Perfect Sound

                      By Adam-CW_Ma

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Tele Hot Rails Pickup Black:

                      When I got my Tele, I knew that I was going to be getting that classic "twangy" sound from the stock pickups. And as much as I dig that sound, it just didn't allow me to play the kind of music that my band and I enjoyed playing. Even with distortion, you would be able to hear the thin, twangy sound that the Tele pickups are known for. But once I installed this bad boy, it was a world of difference! I had no idea what I was missing. The first time I plugged into my amp, it honestly sounded exactly like some of my favorite bands live! This pickup is absolutely wonderful! On top of that, I was still able to keep that Tele twang on my neck pickup! It was a win-win situation.Also, when I installed it, the instructions said to switch the wires around. However, I read somewhere not to do that, and I didn't, and everything turned out fine!

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