cool! you'll have to let us know how they sound when you get it togther. That clip is making me re-think my pickup choice for the build im doing..current pickup choice is 3 SD stag-mags. Im a big fan of that single coil neck pickup sound and that P-rails had some nice tones....
I don't know about the Duncans, but I've got 3 Dimarzio Dual blade pickups in my cheapo Mexican Strat that have turned it into a monster. I have a Super Distortion S in the bridge, a Pro Track in the middle and a Cruiser in the neck position. i love all of these pickups very useful sound, especially the Cruiser, its got the best single coil sound I have personally ever come across.
you haven't even tried them, and you already judge the 'hum tones'. its one BIG coil with another even BIGGER coil with 2 seperate magnets. From personal experience I can tell you: that gives you one hell of a humbucker. I have made that pickup already myself (a bit different in styling, but same principal) and it works like a charm. First try, then judge.
i thought all the tones were lacking do to the fact that it is a YOU TUBE VIDEO. crappy compresion that is why. plus what are you playing it through? i don't exactly have a high fidelity sound system hooked to my computer at the moment how about you?
i could imagine the single coil tones lacking, i can't say they will because i've never split a rails, never wanted to it sounds awsome how it is. but i'm quite partial to rod magnets in my single coils.
i meant the rail alone but i think you knew that, i can't wait to try one. if the rails isn't my idea of a great single coil the other 3 combo's should make up for it. i'll see if i can get a friend who speaks japanese to help me order one at a local store.