Trademarks: Enhanced low midrange. Humbucker in SC format with rails.
Styles: Hard rock, prog, metal
Retail price: 120 Euros (without VAT) per pickup
The higher output GASrailer version. Higher output, and a tonal spectrum close to a GASer, with those distinctive low midrange.
Designed for bridge position.
Combine GASrailer Plus (bridge position) with GASlite 59 (neck position) and GASlite 57 (middle position) on a typical SSS Strat® style guitar and you’ll get a versatile set with power humbucker tone on bridge
*Important Note: The final tonal result will be highly dependent on the user's guitar
Rdc range 12,0 kOhms Resonance frequency 4,0 kHz Bar magnet alloy OX Ceramic Coils winding Balanced Winding wire (AWG, Coating) 43 Polysol Hookup wire 4c
For the proper installation and wiring of your GAS Pickups, we strongly recommend letting a professional luthier or electrician perform this job in order for the pickups to be installed correctly and with no damage, which would harm the pickup’s functionality and warranty.
All GAS S Mini Humbuckers are delivered with proper height adjustment screws and springs.
GAS S Mini Humbuckers come with a four (+one bare) conductor hook-up wire. This will allow you to perform any desired connection (as coil split, out of phase, or series operation) on the same pickup, as well as with other humbuckers from any brand. S Mini Humbuckers have metal blades that are grounded on the bare wire. Therefore, the bare wire always goes on ground.
The color code of a GAS S Mini humbucker is given below.
For the desired wiring diagram of your guitar, please refer to the dozens of specialized websites with such diagrams, depending on the desired pickup configuration.
Pickup height or string distance
There is a lot of conversation on this item. The fact is, there is no absolute guidance for a generic pickup height adjustment! The distance of a pickup to the strings is dependent on countless factors, such as pickup output, pickup position, string gauge, the guitar itself, the guitarist’s overall playing technique (string hitting, etc.), and the musical styles that are about to be covered. In the case of a pickup set, usually the pickup height is adjusted so all pickups show a similar output level, but this is not a rule. Our recommendation: The desired pickup height adjustment is a procedure that may last longer than you think; just start with a generic distance of 2mm on the e strings and repeat the procedure (adjust, play, listen, re-adjust) until you are satisfied. Don’t forget to adjust in small steps (e.g., one full turn of the height adjustment screw each time) in order to easily come back one step if you are not happy with the new situation. And, trust us, if you just repeat the whole thing a couple of weeks later, you will probably find yourself re-adjusting the height again. It is something that each musician should go through by himself.
GAS S Mini Humbuckers are direct replacements for rails-type mini humbuckers, that are direct placed on wood (guitars without a pickguard). For standard Strat® pickguards, a slight widening of the pickguard’s single coil routing width might be required (depends from the pickguard brand). The pickup’s dimensions and the GAS 4-connector wire color code are as follows (sizes in mm):
Are GASrailers direct replacements for S Singles?
GASrailers are a little wider than S Singles, so if put on a pickguard, a little filing work might be necessary. If mounted directly on wood, no further work is needed.
What pots are recommended for a guitar with GASrailers?
Definitely 500 kOhms. GASrailers might not have a cover, but they feature the typical blades, which cause enhanced high-frequency losses due to the surficial eddy currents.