Second Hand gear is often subject to some wear depending on age and how well it was looked after. Any significant cosmetic damage is shown in the photos so please take the time to look through and make sure you are happy with the condition before buying. Please see below for a description of the condition of this item.
Pickups and electronics are in full working order. The pick guard has had the area around the bridge cut to fit around a Floyd Rose tremolo by the previous owner. We would recommend replacing the pickguard and keeping the electronics.
Introducing The Dave Murray Loaded Pick guard For Stratocaster
Iron Maiden’s Dave Murray has been using the Hot Rails and JB Jr. single coil-sized humbucking pickups for years because of their power and versatility. As Dave puts it, “My Seymour Duncan pickups give me everything I need to get the maximum gain and versatility out of my guitar, but still with that classic Strat look.”
Now anybody can easily customize their Strat with Dave Murray’s preferred pickup set with the Seymour Duncan Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard For Stratocaster.
It comes pre-loaded with the neck and bridge versions of the Hot Rails with a JB Jr. in the middle position, as well as high-quality Bourns volume and tone pots and a 5-way pickup selector switch. You can get it in Pearloid, Black and White versions, each with the 11-hole mounting style which fits most post-1964 Strats. Each set comes with personalized with special stickers as well as pickguard installation instructions.
“The SD Hot Rails give a huge output on the neck and bridge, but without losing the clarity, and having the option of the lower output JB Jr. in the center gives a perfect option for clean tones,” Murray says. “Drop this into your Strat and ENJOY!”
These are the same pickups you’ll find in the new Fender Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster and they’ll cover a huge range of tones. The Hot Rails is ceramic humbucker which is very high in output but with plenty of detail to capture your pick attack and fretting-hand phrasing. The neck and bridge models have different outputs and complementary voicings: the bridge model’s DC Resistance is 16.9 k, and the neck is 10.8 k with a higher resonant peak to maintain clarity in a traditionally darker-sounding pickup location. And the JB Jr. is available in separate bridge and neck/middle models too. The Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard For Stratocaster has the middle version, with a DC Resistance of 9.6 k and a resonant peak a hair higher than the Hot Rails, ideal for clean sections which require detail and ‘zing’ in contrast to the Hot Rails’ roar.
Dave Murray signature model
Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Humbucker in neck and bridge position
Seymour Duncan JB Jr. humbucker in the middle
With high-quality control knobs
Black design with black pickup caps, control knobs and 5-way switch tip
Made in USA