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I just saw a SD hot rails in my local guitar shop and it said 'for strat' I think. Can I still swap it on a telecaster? I hear that the Hot Rails can be used for both guitars.
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Quote by C40.is.hot
I just saw a SD hot rails in my local guitar shop and it said 'for strat' I think. Can I still swap it on a telecaster? I hear that the Hot Rails can be used for both guitars.

The mountings are different, you wouldn't be able to mount a strat pickup in a tele.

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#3
And if you're going to get that kind of pickup, DiMarzio Chopper > SD Hotrails.
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#4
The Tele Neck pup is about the same as a Strat pup.

The Tele Bridge pup has a totally different mounting.
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#5
Jesus, I'm so sick of digging up this picture...

Red dots are where the mounting screws on a tele pick-up go. Blue dots are where the screws would be where the mounting screws would be on a strat bridge/hotrails pick-up. Notice how they go past the bridge plate? that means there's no (attractive) way to make the strat pickup fit a tele bridge unless you want to do some routing and metalwork.

Edit: So, as an answer to your question, yes and no. Yes, the Hotrails is different for a tele simply because of the way the screws are laid out. And no, because aside from the screws the pick-up is/should be the same.
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