Duncan P-Rails are the bomb!

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  1. SFW

    SFW Member

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    I installed a P-Rail bridge pickup in my Les Paul today, and have to say that this is an increadible sounding pickup! The series humbucker has answered my prayers for a great balanced sounding high output humbucker. The P90 growls and spits just like a good P90 should. I'm very glad that I took the chance with this pup.
     
  2. Mark C

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    I just finished putting together this guitar with P-Rails. I love em', the P90 tones and Humbucker tones are great, and the strat tones, while not the greatest, are certainly useable.
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  3. edward

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    NOOO! Don't do this to me! I am interested in this P-rail and thinking of the p90 as the default sound, with a pull pot for humbucker ...maybe another switch for parallel coils. UGH! Just tell me these suck and warn everyone about how much they suck!

    Edward
     
  4. SFW

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    Well, I can say that the P-Rails has made all the other pickups in my other guitars sound very flat. I'm going to be spending lots of money on P-Rails and push pots...
     
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    Versatile enough?:BEER
     
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    Yup, that was the idea behind this guitar. I love lots of sounds and wanted one guitar I could carry around and get close enough to keep me happy. It worked!
     
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    Versatile enough?:BEER


    That is the ultimate guitar!
     
  8. chickenbackside

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    I put in a pair in my faded SG. My impressions of this combination are:

    1) P90's are fantastic! Very usable in almost any sitiation.

    2) Single coils are on the thin side. Not a fan.

    3) Humbuckers are thick milk shake. Works for some things, not so well on others.

    I treat it basically as a P90 guitar with a little more flexibility tone-wise.

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  9. jzgtrguy

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    Wow, I never new those existed. When I was 15 I bought a Les Paul 54 reproduction (1972) with P90's and a wrap around bridge. By the time I was 20 I had taken the P90's out routed the top installed full size humbuckers and installed a tune-o-matic and stop tail piece. Oh the folly of youth. I still have the guitar and it sounds awesome, Now maybe I could get that P90 thing back and still have a PAF sound on tap.
     
  10. Luke

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    They were invented in 2008.


     
  11. edward

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    Hey chickenbackside,

    I have a question for you if you don't mind (and anyone else who has these for that matter):
    I am thinking of wiring it P90 as the primary tone, and humbucking but in parallel coils as the alternate pull-pot tone (already have buckers in others for straight-up bucker tone and Strat & Tele covering SC's). Have you tried these in parallel at all? I'd be interested in that. Thanks!

    Edward
     
  12. chickenbackside

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    Sorry Ed.

    Mine are in series, so I can't offer you any opinion on that. But I will try it out soon and once I do, I'll update you.
     
  13. SFW

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    in parallel the are supposed to sound like vintage PAFs. I don't know about it, but Duncan has been on point with describing the other tones that this pickup does.
     
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    Thanks for adding to my GAS :D
     
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    I think the parallel tone is terrific maybe more usable than the series tone. I think the parrallel is my favorite with the p-90 then series then single coils.
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    Here's a couple of pictures after the install.

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  17. edward

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    Thanks, guys! Yes, I'd be very interested in your feedback on the parallel tones, particularly neck alone, and neck+bridge.

    As I mentioned, the "regular" series bucker tone is not my goal as I have an LP I love for that. But I'd love to have a good 90% "P90 guitar" that "can" do parallel-bucker tone on the fly. That would be a really versatile guitar for me! :D

    BTW, SD told me that creme would be in the works soon ...anyone get one yet as that would really help push me over the edge ;)

    Edward
     
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    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have recordings of these pickups through a clean amp?
     
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    I like that!
     

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