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

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The Seymour SHPR-1 P-Rails Neck Humbucker lets you split a full-size humbucker pickup to either a "real deal" P-90 or a traditional single-coil. Perfect for a wide variety of styles including country,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Seymour SHPR-1 P-Rails Neck Humbucker lets you split a full-size humbucker pickup 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 3 guitars to the gig. Enter the P-Rails pickup: 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

Seymour Duncan 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 3-way switch (DPDT on-off-on).


P-Rails pickups can be used in any guitar set up for a traditional humbucker or Trembucker. A single P-Rails pickup 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.


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


  • 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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Manufacturer's Warranty
One year replacement warranty on all pickups.

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Nicest Pickup Ever!

By Kevin Nicotera

from Edison, New Jersey

This is the nicest sounding clean pickup I have ever used! I hated the way my fender strat sounded through my mesa triple rec with those single coil pickups so I decided to put in 2 humbuckers instead. I chose the Seymour Duncan Invader for the bridge and a Seymour Duncan P-Rails Pickup for the neck. wired it all up myself and to my disbelief it sounded amazing. Very crisp and clean and the match between the two is awesome. There is a real difference between each setting on the p rails the p90 setting is a little bit deeper and bassier than the rail setting and the rail setting sounds just like a really good single coil. And the humbucker position is my favorite, a big volume boost w it and the combination of the p90 n single coil is just a really great sound. Id recommend this pickup to anyone! And I can just imagine how amazing the neck and bridge pair of p rails would sound! Great pickup def buy this now.

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