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Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup  White Neck

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Created due to popular demand from players, Cool Rails use the same twin-coil design as Duncan's Hot Rails, but are wound to produce a clear, bright,...Read More

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Humbucking quietude with hot, hard single-coil-style edge.

Created due to popular demand from players, Cool Rails use the same twin-coil design as Duncan's Hot Rails, but are wound to produce a clear, bright, dynamic sound. Hotter and louder than both the Vintage Staggered (SSL-1) Hot Stack (STK-S2) pickups, Cool Rails are for players who need a loud, punchy single coil sound for stage work. Cool Rails are great on their own and also make an excellent match on a guitar with a hot humbucker in the bridge position. Specify black or white, neck or bridge. 4-conductor cable.

FEATURES
  • Twin coil blade design
  • Bucks hum
  • Bright, single-coil sound

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Seymour DuncanSCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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Sweet and versatile

I put together a strat with a ss configuration. Bridge and neck pickup only with a LP pickup selector and one volume and one tone knob. I'm impressed with the clean sparkle and and...Read complete review

I put together a strat with a ss configuration. Bridge and neck pickup only with a LP pickup selector and one volume and one tone knob. I'm impressed with the clean sparkle and and the overdriven sounds as well. Both neck and bridge have great definition. No hum and no mud either. With both neck and bridge engaged I can get and awesome Jazzmaster sound. The pickups don't sound like PAFs nor do they sound like a typical SC. Maybe something in between. My only complaint is that I had to drop the neck pickup pretty low to balance the volume with the bridge. I kept the bridge at 6/64 and neck is like 11/64 or so. I typically just set the lowest output pickup to 6/64 and then balance the other's to that. I find that pickups sound better to me at 6/64 or farther. I just have never had to drop a neck pickup so much lower than the bridge when both pickups are the same model. And yes I did make sure the neck pickup was in the neck and the bridge pickup likewise. I went to the SD site and saw that the outputs of the bridge and neck pickups are pretty similar so that may be why. I think most people go with the hit rails in the bridge for this reason.

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What a piece of junk

I purchased one of these for the neck position of a HSS MexiStrat. The other pickups are a Vintage Rails (mid) and a Pearly Gates (bridge). While I adore the rock tone...Read complete review

I purchased one of these for the neck position of a HSS MexiStrat. The other pickups are a Vintage Rails (mid) and a Pearly Gates (bridge). While I adore the rock tone of the PG and the clean tone of the VR, I have yet to find anything this pickup does well. Played clean, it sounds muffled compared to the Vintage Rails. It's overall tone doesn't emulate single coils as well as the Vintage either. With anywhere from mild to high distortion, it has no low or high end, and really isn't capable of decent rhythm sounds. If you're looking at this, you may wish to check out the Vintage Rails as I found it to be a much more capable pickup. Overall, I'm disappointed with this product.

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4.0

SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup

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from Atlanta, Ga.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

      How do you review a pickup? It is a speclative thing for obvious reasons. I mounted the one I purchased in a 1989 American Standard Strat with an Ash Body. The Cool Rails is a quality pickup with the Humbucker sound but just did not do it for me through my rig. I always try a pickup first through a dry amp to see what the natural characteristics are. If I played only with a Clean sound, I would have left the Coolrail in because it is very warm and sounds amazing. The Overdrive units that I run are the MI Blues and MI Crunch Pedals. With those combo's, it lost alot of color. I did not try it though any other Overdrive because it needed to work with my current setup. I also play a 2003 Gibson ES335 DOT Reissue through my setup with out the same issue of losing color. By color I mean the signal when overdriven became nontransparent. It muddied up a little too much. I really did like the sound clean however and wished that it could have worked for me. I ended up putting the stock pickup back in. It might work well with your rig and how you play and I feel it is worth a shot because the original sound of this pickup sounds great.

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      4.0

      Sweet and versatile

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      from Oregon

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Balance Neck W Bridge

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Wailing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

      I put together a strat with a ss configuration. Bridge and neck pickup only with a LP pickup selector and one volume and one tone knob. I'm impressed with the clean sparkle and and the overdriven sounds as well. Both neck and bridge have great definition. No hum and no mud either. With both neck and bridge engaged I can get and awesome Jazzmaster sound. The pickups don't sound like PAFs nor do they sound like a typical SC. Maybe something in between. My only complaint is that I had to drop the neck pickup pretty low to balance the volume with the bridge. I kept the bridge at 6/64 and neck is like 11/64 or so. I typically just set the lowest output pickup to 6/64 and then balance the other's to that. I find that pickups sound better to me at 6/64 or farther. I just have never had to drop a neck pickup so much lower than the bridge when both pickups are the same model. And yes I did make sure the neck pickup was in the neck and the bridge pickup likewise. I went to the SD site and saw that the outputs of the bridge and neck pickups are pretty similar so that may be why. I think most people go with the hit rails in the bridge for this reason.

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      5.0

      Played it for years!

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      from WV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Response Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          I use this pickup in the bridge position with two silver lace sensors in the mid and bridge. Everyone wants this guitar! This setup gives me the versatility to go anywhere on the musical spectrum! and I do!....Hats off to SD for a great pickup!

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          5.0

          Cool Rails ROCK!

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          from Northern California

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Stock Pick Up Replacement

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          Seymour Duncan is a true MASTER of guitar pickups. And the SCR-1 Cool Rail pickup that I put in my new Fender Strat only made the guitar sound much better. It was what I was looking for in a neck pickup. Although the Cool Rails can be used for any musical genre, the SCR-1 Cool Rails give my Blues playing an extra edgy sound and yet can wail with a Way Huge Swollen Pickle for distortion. "A+". Thanks, Seymour!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No volume drop out when bending

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          from Stafford, Tx.

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          Tried the Lil' 59er in the neck on my American Strat. It had great tones but when I would bend there were some dead spots. Not sure why the poles are so small. The Cool rails took care of all the dead spots. You can bend all day long and no volume drop out! Great tone! It is EQ'd almost flat so where you place it in your guitar will set the tone. It is nice and hot but not too hot like the Hot rail. The hot rail is almost too hot. The Cool rail is perfect because it cleans up crystal clear. Can not go wrong with this p/u. I put bought the hotter bridge and placed it in the neck. Might want to consider it. With the blade design the string spacing won't matter.

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          4.0

          Rail-ly cool (hee hee)

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          It's not bad, but voiced more for jazz than anything else. It's really dark and kind of muddled. I put it in the mid in my Strat to compliment a Hot Rails in the bridge (great pickup for Strats and especially Teles, by the way). Think I might coil tap it to get a brighter mid position. Also, be careful with the output of this pickup. I have a Seymour Duncan Five-Two in the neck, which sounds great, but it's significantly quieter than both of the rails, so switching between the pickups can be a hassle.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          What a piece of junk

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          from St. Augustine, FL

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          I purchased one of these for the neck position of a HSS MexiStrat. The other pickups are a Vintage Rails (mid) and a Pearly Gates (bridge). While I adore the rock tone of the PG and the clean tone of the VR, I have yet to find anything this pickup does well. Played clean, it sounds muffled compared to the Vintage Rails. It's overall tone doesn't emulate single coils as well as the Vintage either. With anywhere from mild to high distortion, it has no low or high end, and really isn't capable of decent rhythm sounds. If you're looking at this, you may wish to check out the Vintage Rails as I found it to be a much more capable pickup. Overall, I'm disappointed with this product.

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          5.0

          Great Addition

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          from Vancouver, BC

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          I threw this pick up in the neck position of my mexican telecaster and it sounds fantastic! With the single coil in the bridge, this pickup gives me a very diverse variety of tones and is an extremely cost effective way of a making a cheap, solid-body guitar sound much more expensive! A very nice addition for guitarists of any style.

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          5.0

          Great pickup

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          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          I bought this for my mexican standard strat,and I love it. It's completely silent, and is perfect for punk. Dont get this pickup if your looking for a ton of distortion.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An excellent pickup

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          from Norfolk, VA

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup:

          I purchased a Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup to replace the middle pickup in my Fender Stratocaster and I'm glad I did! It has a nice warm sound when played clean, but if you turn up the gain it becomes a roar. I put a Seymour Duncan Lil' Screamin Deamon in the bridge position and buddy, let me tell you, it screams! The two pickups sound excellent on their ownbut when played together, they really complement each other quite nicely. The Seymour Duncan SCR-1 Cool Rails Pickup is perfect for classic rock and metal, but also good for blues and jazz as well. It has a slightly warmer tone than the Lil' Screamin Deamon. At high gain, it screams like a banshee, but cleans up crystal clear. You won't go wrong buying this pickup. Enjoy!

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