A full-size humbucker that splits to either a full-size P-90, or a special Alnico-powered single-coil Rail pickup.
Until now, if you wanted humbucker, P-90, and vintage Strat tones, you'd have to haul three guitars to the gig. But that was before the Seymour Duncan SHPR-1 P-Rails pickups. P-Rails feature a ground breaking, patent pending design allows a full-size humbucker to 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.
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 "in-between" positions in a great Strat.
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 sound. However, to optimize the unique splitting capabilities and get the best single-coil Rails tones, use a 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 guitar pickup, use a three-way switch (DPDT on-off-on).
- Full size humbucker
- Patent pending design
- Perfect for a wide variety of styles
- Three distinct modes
This incredibly versatile Seymour Duncan pickup gives you loads of tonal options!
SHPR-1b P-Rails - Bridge Pickup Specifications:
- Mode: Humbucking:
- DC Resistance: 18.80k ohms
- Resonant Peak: 3.0KHz
- Mode: P-90
- DC Resistance: 10.20k ohms
- Resonant Peak: 3.1KHz
- Mode: single-coil
- DC Resistance: 8.56k ohms
- Resonant Peak: 6.0KHz
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Comments about Seymour Duncan SHPR-1b P-Rails - Bridge Pickup:
I read reviews elsewhere that said thehumbucker sound was dark. .... well they are right. But it can be a good depending on your guitar and what you want. I Installed it on an Ibanez SA that sounded very thin on the bridge pickup. I installed 2 push pull pots to get all the possbilities. I thought i'dd be better with a humbucker in the neck instead of the bridge. because I wanted to have a good tone. I didn't even like it for solos . Some famous lead guitarists play their solos on neck pickup. Slash is one. So Having a humbucker in the bridge doesn't suit my needs. But now with The P-Rails, it sounds like a neck pickup . The P90 sound like a P90. The Parallel Hum sounds like a typical bright single coil in the bridge but a little fatter, I really like that sound. The only I don't like is the single rail alone: it is totally lifeless and I have no use for it. I get interesting sounds when selecting both the P-rails and the single coil in the middle. Especially when on the Parallel mode: it's a very bright and compressed sound. One weird thing is that it kind of adds resonance to the tone. In my case it's ok since the body is so thin, but it may not suit bigger guitars. I saw the video from SD with the guy playing a hollowbody and I thought it sounded weird. Anyways , this is my experience with the P-rails. I'm very satisfied with the pickup.