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    Default Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    If that's the case shouldn't the Alternative 8 also be premium priced?

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    Default Re: Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    The Alternative 8 does cost about $10 more than most non-signature Seymour Duncan humbuckers. Custom 5 $72.95, Alternative 8 $82.95...

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    Default Re: Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    P-Rails Hot has TWO Alnico 8 magnets. The Alternative 8 is appropriately priced compared to a JB, Custom 5, etc. P-Rails Hot follows the same formula.

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    Default Re: Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    Thanks Frank. Are the P-Rails Hot pickups overwound with A8 magnets or are they simply a P-Rails with 2 Alnico 8 magnets?

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    Default Re: Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    Overwound, different wire, voiced so that the P90 is huge and the humbucker is super thick and fat, but you still retain top end on the HB tones because that Rails coil is always the "tweeter".

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    Default Re: Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    ^ different wire on both, or just the p90?
    don't worry, i'm not going to start building them

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    Default Re: Are the P-Rails Hot $20 more than reg P-Rails because of the Alnico 8 magnets?

    Nosey!

    Frank could tell you, but he'd have to kill you

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