P-Rail

P-Rail
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Item #: SHPR1
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Application
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.

Description
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).

Guitars
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 P.A.F.-style humbucker tone with less phase cancellation associated with standard parallel wired humbuckers, complete with present upper-mid “bloom” and pronounced string articulation.

Players
Peter Stroud / Sheryl Crow Band, Blues Saraceno, Eric Miker / Decemberadio

Cable: Four Conductor
DC Resistance: N/A
Resonant Peak: N/A
Magnet: Alnico V Bar
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by Ben
on 2/24/2010
Versatility in one guitar
I put a set in a Warmoth SG custom guitar and the tonal variety is fantastic.  The pick ups complement the heavy woods of the guitar and have great sensitivity when playing softly also.  I have also come to like the look of them.  I have been disappointed with other traditional SG's I've had as they were 1 trick ponies with the standard pick up configurations.  Why settle for off the rack when the aftermarket offers better options.
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