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  • Coil Split a Humbucker? Or add a series/parallel switch instead?

    Having done both I like the sound of series/parallel switching over just tapping a humbucker. You get hum canceling both ways, richer tone...and less of a volume drop. Any body else have an opinion?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by guitarcapo
      Having done both I like the sound of series/parallel switching over just tapping a humbucker. You get hum canceling both ways, richer tone...and less of a volume drop. Any body else have an opinion?
      Usually,I prefer the split.
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      • #4
        I agree, series/parallel/split 3 way switches for all of mine.

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        • #5
          I put two 3-way mini toggles (single/series/parallel) in my PRS Santana SE with Duncan humbuckers - Jazz/neck & Custom Custom/bridge. The 3-way opens up a whole world of tonal possibilities. Highly recommended.

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          • #6
            no complaints frommewith a dimarzio paf classic with a 3-way toggle

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            • #7
              i too really like the parallel/series option.

              though my volume changes between the two.

              i also like the option to split the humbucker.

              i really like them both. guess it just matters what kind of mood my ears are in.
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              • #8
                Coil Split a Humbucker? Or add a series/parallel switch instead?

                Having done both I like the sound of series/parallel switching over just tapping a humbucker. You get hum canceling both ways, richer tone...and less of a volume drop. Any body else have an opinion?


                would it be possible to do a coil split with a pot? so you could get a variety of tone?
                the pot is just a switch anyway...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tlbonehead
                  Usually,I prefer the split.


                  +1

                  Especially the banana variety.

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                  • #10
                    jaxworlds.

                    Sure it is. I the electrical chain the switches come first, then then the volume and tone pots. Except in a Les Paul, with makes it more complicated...

                    But you can do it, yes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Karma1
                      The 3-way opens up a whole world of ...possibilities. Highly recommended.


                      +1




                      Seriously, though. If I only get one choice (maybe using a push-pull), I go for the split sound.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 6550HUN
                        I agree, series/parallel/split 3 way switches for all of mine.


                        me too...here are alot of options

                        Humbucker Wiring Diagrams
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                        • #13
                          2 push pull pots.

                          pot #1) series/parallel
                          pot #2) series/single coil when pot #1 in series


                          good stuff.

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                          • #14
                            awesome ideas. 3 questions:

                            1. is switching noisy?

                            2. where's the best place for an extra switch on a les paul?

                            3. toggle or push-pull switch?

                            thanks

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                            • #15
                              awesome ideas. 3 questions:

                              1. is switching noisy?

                              2. where's the best place for an extra switch on a les paul?

                              3. toggle or push-pull switch?

                              thanks


                              i know little about the switching these guys talk about but, here's the options :

                              adding a switch involves drilling holes which is probably very expensive. heres slash's and pete townshend's les pauls respectivly:


                              mini toggle is for selection between Piezo bridge and Alnico II pups




                              One of them switches taps the Dimarzio Super Distortion in the middle, the other knocks it out of phase

                              *i could be wrong on all of the above
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