NPD - Seymour Duncan Hot Rails

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by metallkrieg, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. metallkrieg

    metallkrieg SS.org Regular

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    So, I got this:
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    To put into this:
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    Gut shot:
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    And after the deed is done:
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    I got this Strat more than a year ago wanting to heavily mod it. It was new, cheap and played great. Truth is, it plays really really good! I fell in love with the clean tones of the neck pickup, the playability and overall smoothness of the neck and the lightness of the guitar itself. All my other guitar are heavy chunks of wood with humbuckers (just so you know where I'm coming from)...

    So, I quickly decided against the modding idea. The thing is, I play mainly metal and the stock bridge pickup isn't high-output enough (nor fat enough). Even owning other guitars, perhaps more suitable for my main sound, I don't like changing guitars mid-show or mid-practice.

    And that's how I got here. Seymour Duncan Hot Rails in the bridge position:

    Very high-output, note definition is beyond awesome (but not harsh in the highs) and coupled with the alder body/maple neck/maple fingerboard gives a very present tone. Another great side-effect is that I really like the cleans in the bridge now (something I couldn't get along with the stock single-coils).

    So, in essence, it's a pleasure feeling the Strat scream like this /m/


    If required, clips may follow...
     
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  2. c0n0r

    c0n0r SS.org Regular

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    HNPD! I also have a hot rail in the bridge of my strat. I even put a 'cool rail' in my strat as well! Good pickups!
     
  3. mnemonic

    mnemonic Custom User Title

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    Thats the same way I felt about my strat, except I put a JB jr. in it, which sounds pretty good also.

    enjoy!
     
  4. mr_rainmaker

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    hotrails are my fave pickup,just wish they made a 7string version in a humbucker.
     
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    Awesome! Looks great!
     
  6. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups.

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    White strat+maple board+hotrail = win. :3


    Mine is an 84 MIJ, though. I have mine in drop A# and it just sounds so massive.
     

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