#1
What style of music are they good for??
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Hard rock,heavy metal.

Anything with drive/distortion in general.


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#3
where would i put it in my guitar if i were to get one?
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Um... you'd just switch out any of the single coils on your guitar with the Hotrails. If you're doing it yourself, practice soldering on something else first, or you can take it to just about any repair shop and they'll do it for you.
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#5
the best place for a hot rail is in the bridge, its best for any form of overdrive/distortion
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#6
they sound like really hot singles.

you can put them in any spot. if ur looking for metal tone. you might want a full sized humbucker in that spot instead.

what guitar?
what amp?
what budget? what music style ?
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#7
I think the hotrails are excellent for metal.
They are a bit muddy though, but that just may be my 250k pots.
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look at sig. cfor guitar and amp.. Budget:under 150
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ok well the 15 watt valvEtronix isnt really an all tube amp.
plus it's a classic rock and a bit heavier moddeler and doesnt work well with pedals.

so if ur looking for a more heavy tone, i suggest u upgrade ur amp first.
hot rails arent going to cut it alone.

so what music do u play?
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The way I see it, hot rails don't have the clarity, sparkle, chime, bell of a single-coil, nor do they have the throat, girth, grind, fatness of a humbucker.

However, they don't hum. Much.
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ok well the 15 watt valvEtronix isnt really an all tube amp.
plus it's a classic rock and a bit heavier moddeler and doesnt work well with pedals.


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ok well the 15 watt valvEtronix isnt really an all tube amp.
plus it's a classic rock and a bit heavier moddeler and doesnt work well with pedals.

so if ur looking for a more heavy tone, i suggest u upgrade ur amp first.
hot rails arent going to cut it alone.

so what music do u play?


i play metal, blues, rock and yea. ive been playing for a pretty long time and im thinking on getting a 1/4 stack (JSX Head with a Marshall 212)
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One of my guitars is outfitted with hotrails at the neck and bridge. When it comes to the bridge pickup, it gets nice gain and crunch but doesn't have the output of a standard humbucker. Works great for rhythm playing and this guitar seems to get a lot of bass in it's tone. The bridge pickup puts out very nice tones for heavy rock, but not so much for metal. The neck pickup puts out an absolutely gorgeous Eric Johnsonish tone. I'm not sure how much is guitar and how much are the pickups, but that's my experience with them.
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i play metal, blues, rock and yea. ive been playing for a pretty long time and im thinking on getting a 1/4 stack (JSX Head with a Marshall 212)



ok then i suggest u check out a new amp first.

you'll notice a difference with the hotrail. but i really dont think it;ll be what ur looking for.
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This might be my n00bishness when it comes to stacks, but isn't a head and 1 cabinet called a 1/2 stack?
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the best place for a hot rail is in the bridge, its best for any form of overdrive/distortion


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This might be my n00bishness when it comes to stacks, but isn't a head and 1 cabinet called a 1/2 stack?

But it's only a 2x12 so it's like half of a standard cabinet, making it a fourth of a full stack.
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#19
Hot Rails are truly brilliant pickups for high gain. I recently sold off a stratocaster with them in and I REALLY regret it now. Awesome in the bridge for heavy rock. I really liked the sound of them in the neck too. Very smooth and defined in the neck when using high gain. I actually preferred the sound of these in the neck than the PAF Pro I have on my HSH strat.

If you can try and get hold of the old design. Apparantly their build quality is better and sound slightly better too.

As for using them clean, they do sound pretty damn good, but there are better pickups out there for clean. I miss their sound so much that Im going to get myself another stratocaster and install hotrails in it again.

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#20
if u like high treble hot rails, ull love dimarzio stacked Virtual vintage heavy blues series pups^. and they look standard. much more full than my rails, imo.


middle and neck spot. you can see the rails at the bridge.

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#21
would this pickup combo be good:

hotrails-mini JB-coolrails?
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would this pickup combo be good:

hotrails-mini JB-coolrails?


Hmmm, I've heard cool rails in the middle and they sounded pretty much like hot rails in the neck but with a little more bass and dirt.

If you want a really versatile guitar get a vintage rails for neck, cool rails for middle and hot rails for bridge.

If you will be mostly playing hard rock and metal then I'd just put a hotrails in bridge and neck and leave a single coil in the middle so you can combine it with the neck and bridge for those twangy clean tones.
#23
im not a huge mini JB fan. and i like the dimarzio in the middle, cause it mixes well, IMO.
so i might go with,

HR - bridge
Virtual vintage-mid
and if u like cool rails then yeah ok that might be good in the neck.

mines a malmsteen stacked single coil sized humbucker. mostly, i like vintage sounding necks.
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#24
Has anyone tried the new Dimarzio Super Distortion single yet? I'd think that it would be a good choice if it's anything like the humbucker version.