Railhammer bred the tones of a Tele neck pickup with a P90 and fit it into a standard size humbucker box in the Tel 90! This hybrid design has the punch of a P90, but it's cleaner, with more treble chime and less lower mids for a more open and percussive sound. This neck model features reduced windings to maintain note clarity, and is reverse wound/reverse polarity so it's hum-canceling when used with our bridge H90's.
The full metal cover makes it much quieter than a standard P90. Great for retro rock, surf, rockabilly, country or any style where beefy twang is the thang. The extra clarity on the low strings means they also work great with low tuned guitars.
Rails under the wound strings for tight clear lows
Thin rails sense a narrow section of string, reducing note smearing and muddiness. There's still plenty of low end, it's just more defined and less mushy. Aggressive fast riffs, complex chords, and palm muting are tight, clear and cut through the mix. Clean or dirty, standard or low-tuned, the clarity is beyond other pickups.
Poles under the plain strings for fat singing highs
Oversize 6mm diameter poles sense a wide section of string, increasing thickness and sustain. Slow bend, double stops, or fast shred, the tone stays fluid and soulful without any thin, nasty harshness.
Efficient magnetic structure
The rails/poles are larger than traditional polepieces, and have a very large surface area contacting the magnet. This produces a strong and wide magnetic field which is very touch sensitive and responsive to your playing technique. It also means no dead spots when you bend, even on the pole side.
Height tapered rails
The rails taper up, with the highest point under the D string. Volume of the D string is now increased, which is typically weaker. This gives you more consistent volume overall from string to string.
Six screw baseplate
A traditional baseplate has four screws securing the bobbins to the baseplate. Railhammer added two extra screws which reduces internal vibration, preventing uncontrollable feedback and squealing.
No moving parts
Non-adjustable poles, along with vacuum wax potted coils and the six screw baseplate, result in a solid pickup with no moving parts. Excess vibration of parts has been eliminated to avoid uncontrollable feedback and squealing. Another benefit is enhanced clarity and response, because when the parts don't vibrate, they more accurately sense string movement.
The oversize poles and long rails cover a wide string spread, which means the spacing will work with just about any guitar in any position.