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Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rails Stacked Single-Coil Pickup  White Bridge

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The Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup is one of the highest output pickups made. It's a humbucker that fits into a normal sing...Read More

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One of the highest output pickups made.

The Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup is one of the highest output pickups made. It's a humbucker that fits into a normal single-coil pickup slot, so you get noise canceling without cutting a large hole in your guitar. The 2 thin blades with powerful coil windings give you the incredible sustain and fat, full sound that's needed for playing heavier rock music. This Seymour Duncan SHR-1 pickup responds to the subtlest finger movements.




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Seymour DuncanSHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 134 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (8)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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Every strat needs one!

Completely transforms your Strat, I put one in the bridge position and it's amazing. It sounds like a humbucker in all it's glory, but still has a little Strat to it. Quiet as...Read complete review

Completely transforms your Strat, I put one in the bridge position and it's amazing. It sounds like a humbucker in all it's glory, but still has a little Strat to it. Quiet as a mouse though, even in extreme high-gain settings. I'm not a big SD guy but this pickup is a must-have.

I also installed a mini-toggle switch to go from humbucker to single coil on the hot rail, and series/paralell in other switch positions. Seymour shows you how in the diagram. It's worth the trouble. I don't like push-pull knobs but you can do it that way too.

Important to note, it's in the back of the instructions if you are mixing SD pups with other brands, then you may have to reverse the black and green wires from the diagram to get them in phase. If they sound real thin and nasal, switch to the black or green wire as the hot wire, whatever the reverse of what you have is.

Put a couple DiMarzio 'area' pups in the other slots and this thing is loaded for bar. Fearlessly crank it up with a lot of overdrive, tube screamer, the whole nine yards and it won't make any noise, just music.

Wish they had these 40 years ago, we had terrible power boxes, flourescent lighting, aluminum wiring, dimmers, all kinds of horrors faced us at gigs and when we cranked up our amps it sounded like the generators at Hoover Dam firing up! But this and the DiMarzio "area" pups fix this for good.

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Ultra excessive gain to make your guitar useless.

I had the bridge model of this pickup installed into my Squier Strat. I'm not sure if the guitar tech installed it properly, but this pickup was the single worst thing I ever did...Read complete review

I had the bridge model of this pickup installed into my Squier Strat. I'm not sure if the guitar tech installed it properly, but this pickup was the single worst thing I ever did for my sound. For single-note lead playing the sound was good, but it was so loud that it was responsible for blowing my 15 watt amp (and nearly my ears). It was so distorted that rhythm playing was impossible. Even two-note power chords became unbearably dissonant. I had the original pickup reinstalled, and I traded this one for a metronome.

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5.0

Awesome!

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from Baltimore Maryland

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

        So I do a lot of pickup testing instead of reading about them...I find this is the only real way to see if you like something and if it will fit into your setup. I play both les Paul's and Strats but only use marshall and Orange amp heads for recording. Every now and then I have a need for a Strat tone when recording. I have purchased every set of high end boutique single coil Strat pickups you can think of and I keep taking them back out and putting in the Duncan rails! I just can't take the single coil buzz when recording. I have an American Vintage 70s swamp ash Strat that has the hot rail in the bridge, the vintage rail in the middle and the cool rail in the neck and this has become my go to Strat when recording. I also keep another American Deluxe Strat handy, loaded with straight vintage rails in all three positions. It's simple....if you want great Strat tone that a bit more aggressive and without the buzz then buy the hot rail for the bridge and the cool rail for the neck. If you want a more natural Strat tone that's a bit more vintage and authentic sounding then get the vintage rails and put them in whatever positions you want the more vintage sounding tone. Regardless, you absolutely can not go wrong with the Duncan rails. Like I said, at first there was no way I was going to put rail pickups in a 2000.00 stratocaster. I thought that might be a joke....boy was I wrong!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best SCHB on the market

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        from VA

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        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

            This is the very best single coil humbucker available. Fat, smooth sound with great sustain. I have this PU in most of my strats.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simply Outstanding Sound

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            from Marina Del Rey, CA

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

              Thia pickup is amazing. It does take some skill to install as soldering is required and basic wire diagram reading skills but my guitar sounds monster now. One inexpensive Squier Strat + SHR1 Hot Rail = one awesome sounding guitar that easily stacks up against much more expensive guitars in sound quality. Very pleased with this purchase!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Highly rcommend!!

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              from Dallas, TX

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Great Sound Attitude
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Back Ordered

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Blue Rock -alt Metal
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

              Great pickup with enough poise to strum it out, but enough bite to peel people's faces too. Very adaptable, and so far, I love it

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              (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice high output in a small package

              By 

              from Minneapolis

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              Pros

              • Fits Strat Sized Spaces

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

                  I'm putting this in the neck position of a guitar I'm building.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great for distortion

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                  from Boston, MA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

                      I put this in my 2012 American Strat bridge position. I was not satisfied with the single coil for heavier sounds. I put this in and my guitar is so much more versatile, I can get the great clean sounds from the 2 single coils and awesome distortion from the hot rails in the bridge.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Every strat needs one!

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                      from Denver, CO

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Eliminates Hum
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Harder Rock And Roll

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

                        Completely transforms your Strat, I put one in the bridge position and it's amazing. It sounds like a humbucker in all it's glory, but still has a little Strat to it. Quiet as a mouse though, even in extreme high-gain settings. I'm not a big SD guy but this pickup is a must-have.

                        I also installed a mini-toggle switch to go from humbucker to single coil on the hot rail, and series/paralell in other switch positions. Seymour shows you how in the diagram. It's worth the trouble. I don't like push-pull knobs but you can do it that way too.

                        Important to note, it's in the back of the instructions if you are mixing SD pups with other brands, then you may have to reverse the black and green wires from the diagram to get them in phase. If they sound real thin and nasal, switch to the black or green wire as the hot wire, whatever the reverse of what you have is.

                        Put a couple DiMarzio 'area' pups in the other slots and this thing is loaded for bar. Fearlessly crank it up with a lot of overdrive, tube screamer, the whole nine yards and it won't make any noise, just music.

                        Wish they had these 40 years ago, we had terrible power boxes, flourescent lighting, aluminum wiring, dimmers, all kinds of horrors faced us at gigs and when we cranked up our amps it sounded like the generators at Hoover Dam firing up! But this and the DiMarzio "area" pups fix this for good.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Amazing!

                        By 

                        from Belton, TX

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

                          I'm bringing a squier strat to life by ripping it apart and making it pretty with new parts, new pickups, and such. The first thing I decided to do was put rail pickups on the guitar. (Cool Rails in the neck, VIntage Rails in the middle, Hot Rails in the bridge.)
                          The sheer power coming out of this pickup is astounding. Pieces like these put other companies to shame. It is very articulate, very powerful, and the casing looks very sleek. i'm now a proud owner of a set of Seymour Duncan Rails pickups.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Stacked above the rest

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                          from Drexel Hill PA

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

                              I have had tons of guitars and many different pickups over my years of playing, but the best tone and sound I have ever gotten out of any of my guitars came from the Seymour Duncan hot rails pickup in the bridge of a standard Mexican Stratocaster I owned many years ago. Im going back to hot rails. You can do iron maiden, 80s hair metal, thrash and more. Once you play one of these, it will change you forever.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome pickup! GREAT for Strat!

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                              from San Francisco, CA

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                              Pros

                              • Big Beefy Humbucker Tone
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound
                              • No Buzz
                              • Sound Like Another Guitar

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Beefing Up Tone
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing
                                • Rock And Blues

                                Comments about Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rail Stacked Single Coil Pickup:

                                This pickup was just what I wanted! I was apprehensive to change my pickup but my bridge PUP had a ton of buzz and very thin sound. I was looking for something where I can play with more sustain and more gain when playing blues/rock. This PUP made my guitar have a 'humbucker' tone and response and it sounds AMAZING. I could not be happier with this purchase. If you're looking to get a better tone from your strat, I can't think of a cheaper and more effective mod. Highly recommend!

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