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Seymour Duncan SHPR-1 P-Rails Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup

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The Seymour Duncan SHPR-1 P-Rails is a full-size humbucker pickup that can be split to either a "real deal" P-90 or a traditional single-coil. Perfec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Flexible coil-splitting humbucker is ready for anything.

The Seymour Duncan SHPR-1 P-Rails is a full-size humbucker pickup that can be 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.


Until now, if you wanted humbucker, P-90, and vintage Strat tones, you'd have to haul three guitars to the gig. Enter P-Rails. It's a full-size humbucker that splits to either a full-size P-90 or a special Alnico-powered single-coil Rail pickup. The humbucker sound is full and expansive, owing to the mis-matched coil configuration. The P-90 is a super fat. And the Rail coils, when used together, sound like the 2 and 4 positions in a great Strat.

Complete setup

P-Rails are best used in a matched 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).


Seymour Duncan 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. However, to optimize P-Rails' unique splitting capabilities and get the best single-coil Rails tones, use a neck and bridge set.

Available mods

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 a very usable Patent Applied For-style humbucker tone with less phase cancellation associated with standard parallel wired humbuckers, complete with present upper-mid "bloom" and pronounced string articulation.


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  • Magnet: Alnico V Bar
  • Cable: Four conductor
  • Output: Moderate
  • User: Pro Shop
  • Type: Hum Canceling
  • EQ
  • Bass: 0
  • Mid: 0
  • Treble: 0
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Sound Factory

By Alexander

from Philadelphia, PA

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Turned my old Washburn SB-20 neck into a sound factory. With a 3-way switch between humbucker, P-90 and Rail single coil...I can get SO many different sounds out of this!! I switch styles A LOT. And I don't have money for 5 guitars. This was the wisest purchase I think I ever made as a musician. I can get bright classic rock sounds, full jazz and alternative sounds from the p 90, and I can get fat hard rock sounds. I use a Seymour Duncan J Beck on the bridge and again, it's just phenomenal. In a recession, you don't have to spend a ton to get the versatility and quality sound you want for demanding gigs. Get these and you'll be set.


Yayy, Seymour, AGAIN...

By Uncle Davey

from Charlotte, N.C.

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Each setting different, each one ACCURATE! Both in the studio AND live, I require many sound options; this is one of the best ways...



By Pytaro

from Montreal, Canada

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i've got a pair of the P-Rails with 2 switches and I am really pleased with the sound except for the single rail by itself, it was lifeless, then I flipped the pickup over the rails on the outside and man it's like night and day, I can get almost a SRV strat sound on the neck and a great tele sound with both! If you're not happy with the single rail sound try this , you have nothing to lose. A++++



By Docsisk

from South Bend, IN

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Bought a matched neck/bridge pair and had them installed professionally in my Ric 360. They were installed so the P-90 could be split from the rail on either pickup or played together. I play my Ric through a Vox Valvetronix 100 and all I can say is WOW! The sounds I can get from my Ric are unbelievable. I can get that classic Ric jingle using only the P-90s but I can also generate a whole host of other tones, including a strat-like twang using the rails. Great pickups; I highly recommend them.


i want these in all my guitars!!!

By bootleg joe

from ocean shores wa

I have one of these in the middle position on my squier jagmaster, it works well with the two other humbuckers, very big sound.



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I went to the santa barbara factory and met the inventor frank fablo, these guys are good, its sounds great, put these pups in a 3 hum positioning and u get unlimited sounds! 3 sounds in one guitar, now that just greeeeeedy!


Mod within a Mod

By Music Robin

from Georgia

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A terrific pickup. Three different sounds, three different volume levels, heck you could have a great guitar with just one of these much less two. A Strat or Tele, and two different Les Paul sounds lurk in this one pickup. You don't need pedals to increase your volume, just click to the full HB and BAM... over the top. Make sure and wire it to a three way mini toggle to get all three sounds. Great definition, ring and clarity. Unbeatable.

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