#1
I am thinking about Installing Three Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Humbucking pickups to my little strat. Has anyone else tried od done this? I see that John5 installed them on his tele with awesome performance. Your thoughts.
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#2
there crap for cleans in my experience so depending on what u play is if there good for u
good for distortion
#3
Different pickups will only make you sound better if you have a decent guitar and amp.
#4
I have a dimarzio chopper in my bridge, it's alright for cleans but not the same as a single coil. Excellent for distortion though . The duncans are lower output, so I guess their cleans will be a bit better.
#5
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there crap for cleans in my experience so depending on what u play is if there good for u
good for distortion


I play Heavy Rock and Metal. For the clean stuff I use my acoustics.
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#7
it would be funny if he didn't have an amp but wanted pickups haha.
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#8
I wouldn't do all Hot Rails. I'd put a Cool Rails in the neck, and either a Cool Rails or Vintage Rails in the middle.
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#9
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it would be funny if he didn't have an amp but wanted pickups haha.


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#11
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Well, what kind of 60 watt Fender? What's the model?


My bad I said 60 watts. Just looked.. It's a "65 watt" Fender FM 212 DSP Frontman, 1x 12" speaker. Bought Used in Very worn condition. But it sounds AWESOME! Why would my amp matter?

ps
My Strat has a Humbucker at the Bridge. I want to replace the stock HB with a HOT SD. Everything else will remain stock.
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#12
Quote by fatstrat200708
Why would my amp matter?

because pickups react differently with different amps.
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#13
Quote by fatstrat200708
My bad I said 60 watts. Just looked.. It's a "65 watt" Fender FM 212 DSP Frontman, 1x 12" speaker. Bought Used in Very worn condition. But it sounds AWESOME! Why would my amp matter?

ps
My Strat has a Humbucker at the Bridge. I want to replace the stock HB with a HOT SD. Everything else will remain stock.

Because an amp is the majority of your tone. The pickup is a very small part of it.

I think the distortion on the FM series is pretty lame. Not a good amp. Tolerable cleans.

If you want to improve your tone, look for a better amp. Changing your pickups doesn't have the dramatic effect you think it will - at least, not with that amp.
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Quote by forsaknazrael
Because an amp is the majority of your tone. The pickup is a very small part of it.

I think the distortion on the FM series is pretty lame. Not a good amp. Tolerable cleans.

If you want to improve your tone, look for a better amp. Changing your pickups doesn't have the dramatic effect you think it will - at least, not with that amp.


Cool thanks..
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Cool thanks..



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#16
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because pickups react differently with different amps.


+1

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#17
+1 to Will Minus

Hot Rails are nice, but I wouldn't put more than one in a guitar if you want any variety at all. I have one in the bridge position of my guitar, its definitely good for metal, not too much else, though. Hot Rails + '59 in the neck position is a good combo, I've got that and a vintage rails in the middle position. Or just go with the super strat set of cool rails + vintage rails + hot rails.

Having said that...
+100 to those who say get a new amp.
New amp > new pickups.
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#19
Most Crate tubes with an OD will be good for metal. Peavey makes some good tube amps, but they arent nearly as affordable as the Crates. I think a Palomino V8 or the 15w version with an OD like the TubeScreamer or the Zakk Wylde OD should give u enuff gain with a good HumBucker guitar. A Hot Rails would sound good thru one of those.
#20
Quote by qotsa1998
Most Crate tubes with an OD will be good for metal. Peavey makes some good tube amps, but they arent nearly as affordable as the Crates. I think a Palomino V8 or the 15w version with an OD like the TubeScreamer or the Zakk Wylde OD should give u enuff gain with a good HumBucker guitar. A Hot Rails would sound good thru one of those.

Yet again, you manage to make too general of a statement. Not all metal can be achieved with a Palomino + OD...It may not suit the user.

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What amps do you recommend?

Depends on your budget, your country, and what kind of tones you want. So yeah. Let us know that.