Wiring mods made easy with four different sounds at tips of your fingers. This is a neck & bridge set of the arched ‘Les Paul’ style rings in black.
The Triple Shot switching mounting ring is amazing for a variety of reasons. You get tons of tonal variety from the four different sounds it gives you (splitting to either coil, series operation, and parallel operation). You are able to easily switch between the various sounds with just the flip of your finger. No more reaching for push/pulls: there are two small slider switches at the low E-string edge of the ring for easy access. And, the Triple Shot is incredibly easy to hook up. No more fumbling with push/pull or mini-toggle connections—the Triple Shot’s color-code labeled solder pads are a snap to solder up. Imagine having coil splits on your 335 without having to pull the harness, and struggle to get the pots back in the right place? One ring for each pickup means four sounds per humbucker. The combinations are almost endless.
This is a set our arched, bridge position ‘Les Paul’ version in black for guitars that use traditional Gibson-style mounting rings. With this version, there are separate neck and bridge models, just like with traditional mounting rings.
Tone King Reviews - Seymour Duncan P-Rails
Welcome to the first instalment of Tone King Reviews! My name is Jason Fryer, guitarist for the band River CIty Junction & owner/producer of Tone King Records. Tone King Reviews is a monthly webcast from our recording studio that will feature in depth gear reviews, studio/recording techniques & tutorials for all you fellow musicians out there looking to get into the biz & make your mark.
This month we're doing a feature on Seymour Duncan P-Rails Pickups & the Triple Shot Switching System. I first became interested in these pickups because I play a wide range of music styles, but I like playing just my one guitar & wanted a little more versatility from it tone-wise, so I grabbed a set of P-Rails & the mounting rings with the switching system & dropped them into my Gibson ES-339. The installation was a breeze & the pickup rings actually make the install so much easier. I was a little concerned at first because of the very high DC resistance of the pickups in series as I was quite used to playing on vintage style pickups that seldom weigh in over 8K, but I was actually very pleasantly surprised to find that they really don't push the front end of the amp as hard as I would have thought. In fact, I find them to actually have a much wider usable dynamic range & while I had a bit of a readjustment period, I much prefer them now. They sound great live, record really well & are so versatile.
The recording signal chain for this video started with a Gibson Custom Shop ES-339, the Seymour Duncan P-Rails (with the Triple Shot switching system) running into my pedal board, then a vintage 1976 Fender Twin Reverb. Only the Marshall BluesBreaker pedal was on to give just a touch of drive, & the 2 outside tubes are yanked from the Twin to run it at 50 watts. We used a Sennheiser e-906 to mic it from just a couple inches away on axis, halfway between centre & edge. We didn't spend any time adjusting the mic, just put it up & plugged it in. The mic was feeding a Chandler EMI TG Channel at +25 dB, with the EQ engaged. EQ was flat except for 90 Hz rolloff. That fed a Chandler EMI TG1 Compressor/Limiter with very light limiting & then the signal went straight into an IZ Radar recording system. The mix was done on our MCI/Sony MXP 3036, with no other effects or processing added & was mastered in Logic Pro X using T-Racks CS Plugs. For those of you who would like to hear the original .wav file, you can do so by visiting:
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Peace - J.