Hot Rails for Strat & Tele

Posted on by Kat King

11205-01-W_0541Hot Rails use a special design to allow you to have hum canceling properties but in a single coil slot. They’re not just hot, they are some of our most scorching pickups you can fit in a single coil route. They have two blades to help you get a big fat sound with full sustain and incredible pick attack. Hot Rails have been used by artists from Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, Rollins Band and more. We also have a version available for Telecaster which is used by John 5, Mike Stern and Joe Trohman. You’ll get more output, more sustain, expanded midrange and more harmonics.

Hear what they sound like by checking out the videos below:

For Strat:

They are available in a complete set, or if you want a more a versatile guitar, get a Vintage Rails middle and a Cool Rails neck as used in the top and bottom videos. They are also available in white, black, cream and parchment.

For Telecaster:

Where to buy:

Tricked Out Guitar Crazy Dave’s Music The Music Zoo
Pro Audio Land The STRATosphere Musicians Friend
Blue Star Music Sweetwater


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Written on August 13, 2012, by Kat King

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Comments (7)

  • Kat King • 8 years ago

    The Tele demo sucks. I want to hear what the pickupo can do, not ho fast somebody can polay. I wanr various Guitar & amp settings. I could not buy pickups based on this “DEMO”..

    • Kat King • 8 years ago

      I would agree with you completely. The sound on the demo was nice; but there is no indication of how it handles anything else.

  • Kat King • 8 years ago

    I put Hotrails in the bridge of my old Fender Lead II. These are not a compromise for full sized humbuckers, they do the job. Pickups are all about matching the right set to the right guitar and this was a match made in heaven. I love the sound and always get complemented on it. It helps that I’m an Iron Maiden nut, but this pickup gave me the high output, articulate sound with great midrange that I was seeking. I’d never change them.

    • Kat King • 8 years ago

      Hot Rails in a Fender Lead II is possibly one of the most bad-ass guitar and pickup combinations I’ve ever heard of. Very glad you’re happy with them. No doubts that it sounds amazing.

      • Kat King • 8 years ago

        Thanks for the reply. I should add that I put Coolrails in the neck position as well. This is the guitar I’d run into a fire to save in the event of disaster.

  • Kat King • 8 years ago

    My main strat has Hotrails in the bridge and neck, and a Vintage Rail in the middle. My number two strat has a Li’l 59 in the neck, Duckbucker in the middle, and Hotrail in the bridge. I have a great Double Fat Strat with a Jazz Humbucker in the neck, and a Pearly Gates in the bridge. Seymour Duncan is the only aftermarket pickup I buy. Been a fan for 20 years.

    • Kat King • 8 years ago

      They’ve earned my loyalty for sure. Never heard a guitar player have anything negative to say about Duncan once they find the right pickup. There are so many choices that it can be overwhelming but the website has great tools for narrowing them down.

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