The Difference Between the Seymour Duncan JB Jr. and the Hot Rails Humbuckers

You can't make up your mind between a JB Jr. and a Hot Rails humbucker for your Strat bridge pickup. What's the difference? I've had both in a Strat and, really, there's not much difference at all.

The tone chart at SD indicates that there's an appreciable difference but, really, the differences in tone are very minor -- not enough to lose sleep over, anyways. The only real difference is that the Hot Rails are just slightly hotter but not by much at all. The DC resistance on the Rails is just a hair greater than on the JB so, either way, you're getting a hot pickup suitable for focused lead lines.