Seymour Duncan STHR-1B Hot Rails Telecaster Bridge
Seymour Duncan STHR-1B Hot Rails Telecaster Bridge

STHR-1B Hot Rails Telecaster Bridge, Humbucker guitar pickup in single coil format from Seymour Duncan in the High Output Tele Pickups series.

coolzapp 08/26/2012

Seymour Duncan STHR-1B Hot Rails Telecaster Bridge : coolzapp's user review

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I recently installed this micro in the bridge position on my Fender Highway One Telecaster with a push / pull.
I have not really tried other models before I do ask, I relied on what I've read on the internet and listen to it on youtube, I admit it was risky ..! But I do not regret my choice!
I admit that the first time I tried it on my Telecaster I was a bit mixed but I realized that it was because I was too used to the original sound that was already very good . The problem was that the sound was too rich acute and not full enough for my taste, that has the Hot Rail correct. Less acute, a fatter and filled (micro double logic) and even heavier, which was not easy because the original was a micro level output 14K for a simple as you say it hard!
What I like most is the power of the microwave, it takes a heavy sound without being too typical metal nag, and yet I find it quite versatile! I tested well on my Blackstar HT 50 all-tube, and frankly it sounds! The push / pull is a big plus, you can find a Telecaster sound, not as good as the original microphone but hey, you can have a really nice clean!
Another thing I appreciate is the fact that the guitar has not lost its soul! I read with this kind of micro should no longer be considered as a telecaster our guitar, but I disagree, I think it has kept its characteristics but with a big sound! Moreover split, the sound is typical telecaster!
What I like least, it's no big thing made, perhaps the fact that the sound that is neither a double nor a simple .. it is almost but not quite a double Absolutely! lol
In conclusion, a good microphone is a good upgrade for those who want a fuller sound and more aggressive. This mic gives the opportunity to play a lot of different style and not so expensive (more or less 80 €)!