Seymour Duncan STHR-1b Hot Rails Tele Pickup - Black Lead

High Output Single-coil Sized Bridge Humbucker for Telecaster - Black
Seymour Duncan STHR-1b Hot Rails Tele Pickup - Black Lead image 1
Seymour Duncan STHR-1b Hot Rails Tele Pickup - Black Lead image 1
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Seymour Duncan Pickups: It's All About the Tone

Designed to boost the output of your Tele, the STHR-1 Hot Rails is a high output single-coil sized humbucker. This rails-style pickup is a direct replacement for an existing Tele pickup and uses a ceramic magnet and overwound coils to provide a heavy distorted sound with excellent sustain. The STHR-1 boasts a chunky midrange, letting your Tele really cut through the mix. If you're looking to augment your Tele tone with something a bit more on the rude side, drop in an STHR-1 Hot Rails and start rocking!

Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Hot Rails at a Glance:
  • Sound
  • Complete setup

The STHR-1 Hot Rails is a high output single-coil size rails humbucker that's great for classic rock, garage, punk, heavy rock, thrash, classic metal, and nu-metal. It delivers a fat, full sound with incredible output. The powerful ceramic magnet, two steel blades, and overwound coils all combine to provide a heavy, raw, distorted tone with incredible sustain. Compared to the Little '59, Hot Rails has more output and a chunkier midrange. The STHR-1 comes only in black with four-conductor cable.

Complete setup
Available in lead (bridge) position only, the STHR-1 matches up well with a Vintage Rhythm Stack for a totally quiet rig or with a Hot Rhythm for an all around hot axe. The STHR-1 is for all well-balanced instruments and works equally well with maple and rosewood fingerboards.

Seymour Duncan STHR-1 Hot Rails Features:
  • Single-coil sized humbucker
  • Color: black
  • High output
  • Ceramic magnet
  • 4-conductor wiring
  • Bridge position
Your tone begins with Seymour Duncan pickups!

Why Choose Seymour Duncan?
Quite simply, it boils down to tone. Seymour Duncan has spent the majority of his life refining the art of creating pickups. Seymour Duncan is dedicated to getting the best tone possible from his pickups, from modern metal monsters to faithful reproductions of gems from the '50s and '60s. We know tone is important to you, which is why we choose to carry Seymour Duncan pickups. With the massive number of pickups available from Seymour Duncan, you're certain to find the sound you've been looking for.

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Ceramic
Position Bridge
Number of Conductors 4
Covering Covered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number 11205-03

Customer Reviews

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Review Seymour Duncan 11205-03 STHR-1b Hot Rails Lead Telecaster Guitar Pickup Bridge Black

The pickup is quiet and clear. Without sacrificing all of the Tele tone I now have the crisp articulate hight gain and grit possibilities that I was seeking. This is a very versital pick up.

WOW! What a difference!

Wow is all I can say this pick up will not disappoint! Made my TELE come alive Rich Full Powerful and Very Clear sound! Classic Rock to Metal even Modern Country! Try it !
Music background: Hobbyist 25 Years playing experience


Music background: 40+ YEARS

Seymour Duncan Hot Rails

Very pleased with the results. Extremely responsive, great tone!

Big tone comes in small packages

Great pickup for hard rock and metal. This pickup is also just as hot as the full size buckers like the Distortion or Custom. Its very warm and chunky and definitely has an emphasis on the mids and low mids but without a choked out top end. Its pretty unique sounding so I can't compare it to any other pickup except maybe a Duncan Distortion with more midrange chunk and a little less top end sizzle. The cleans can be a little honky, but thats not why you buy this pickup to begin with ;) Although with some EQ adjustments it could work.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Guitar Pickups, Seymour Duncan, Seymour Duncan Electric Guitar Pickups