Hot Rail Humbuckers with the size of Single Coils
This loaded pickguard features three Belcat hot rail humbucker pickups. It is an entirely different sound compared the pickguard I am usually producing.
The sound is much fatter and powerful that regular single coils or humbuckers commonly used on Stratocaster. It’s amazing the volume these pickups have.
Hot rails are a type of microphone for guitar. There are lots of different kinds of pickups such as lipsticks, single coils or humbuckers. Of course, all brands produce the entire panoply of available pups for guitar.
I used the Chinese brand named Belcat. They deliver high-quality sound at an affordable price. They don’t have the fame of established US brands, but sincerely I don’t see any differences in quality compared to more renowned brands like Seymour Duncan and the like.
- 3 Pickups Belcat BHS -94 Hot Rail Strat Blade Coil
- Magnet: Ferrite
- Color: Black
- DC Resistance: 12.6K ohm
six position Varitone
The varitone lets you choose among six positions and five capacitors. It offers an excellent choice of different filters.
- Direct Through
The direct through option is a capacitor free position on the varitone. You have no filter of any kind between pickups and amp. It delivers a much brighter sound.
Direct through is usually used as lead sound on any guitar, but with those pickups, it gives the extra bite you need to get a brighter sound. It can, of course, be used as lead sound too.
Those Hot Rail pickups have lots of bottom, so the direct through setting is a blessing for this type of setup. You can get sounds close to regular single coils with the silence and power of humbuckers.
Keep in mind that when Direct Through is selected, the tone pot is inactive.
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