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Old February 22nd, 2012, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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S/D Cool v. Hot Rail for Strat

I'm looking for a new bridge p/u for my AVRI Strat. I've got a blender pot on the back but I still can't get a sound I'm happy with. Presently I'm eyeing the Seymour Duncan Hot and Cool Rail pickups for the bridge.

Experiences anyone? I'm leaning toward the hot rail but I fear I might just get tired of it. Cool rail seems like a happier medium, but I'm not sure if there is enough lead in that pencil. So to speak.

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This might not help, but FWIW I have hot rails in my tele that I love. I added a push pull pot for coil splitting, that way I have a humbucker or a standard tele bridge sound. I don't know if you plan to get that fancy with it, but it seems like the sounds are endless. So many combinations. I know a guy who has hot rails in his strat, and it sounds great to me. I don't own a strat with hot rails (I do plan on it though.) That's my experience with them. I'm sure it would be just as good or better in a strat. As for the cool rails, I have no experience with them.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind of music do you play? A hot rail fits in the cavity but doesn't sound Stratty at all.
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