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  • Spin-a-split wiring!

    This is the ****************:

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2h_2v_3w_2sas

    This one is for a 2 bucker/2 vol/2 tone guitar. You run a lead from your 4 conductor pickup cable to the empty lug on the corresponding tone pot.

    With the tone pot wide open, the pickup runs as a single coil. Roll it down to around 80% and you're back to humbucker and the remainder adds bass.

    With a bit more work you can change the wiring on one of the buckers so when both pickups are in single-coil the humbuck.

    Cheapest wiring mod on the planet and it adds so much flexibility and tonal options it should be illegal!
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  • #2
    FWIW, I had a dial-a-split on my hhh strat at one point. I ended up not using it because what I found was I either wanted it split, or not - so I put in a push/pull switch.
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    • #3
      Huh. Neat!
      Listen...

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      • #4
        Sounds like the wiring on a Peavey T-60...
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        • #5
          FWIW, I had a dial-a-split on my hhh strat at one point. I ended up not using it because what I found was I either wanted it split, or not - so I put in a push/pull switch.


          tried it and did NOT find it variable like turning down the volume on one coil, but rather it just jumped from split/not split at a certain point
          Originally Posted by Puckman


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          • #6
            Sounds worth a go! If it works like described - that'd be incredible!
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            • #7
              I guess YMMV. I did it to my Ric 650 and it's great. I also put in a blend pot and master volume. I get a nice SC chime [I did it so the SC's humbuck] and can dial them back around 10% to get enough humbucking that I can use the blend pot to favor either pup and still keep the SC hum at bay.

              And, yes, I got it from a guy on the Ric forum who says he got it from a Peavey T-60.
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              • #8
                There's always this, if you want the T-60 wiring:
                http://www.peaveyt60.com/mods&hotrodding.htm
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                • #9
                  That's cool, but I can't go without a tone control too.
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                  • #10
                    That's cool, but I can't go without a tone control too.


                    The tone control still works but only after you've dialed down into humbucker mode. When in SC I use my blend pot to dial in neck or bridge to darken/brighten so it has the same general effect as a tone control.
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                    • #11
                      no cap = no tone control.
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                      • #12
                        I agree that sacrificing your tone control sucks, as they can come in handy, but ever since I found this schematic on the web I have wanted to try it out... I just don't have a good candidate for the job right now. Between the two splits and the two volumes, you are going to have a lot of tonal options, that's for sure.

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                        • #13
                          My apologies - I didn't look that closely at the SD wiring. Look at this one



                          That's how my Ric was wired when I started. I ran a lead from the Red/White to the empty terminal on the corresponding tone pot leaving the cap and ground as they were. I see the SD spin-a-split does it a bit differently. Doing it my way [and I assume this is the same as the Peavey] gives you coil splitting plus tone control as I described above.
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                          • #14
                            That is one of the fun things about a T-60, though I usually keep the neck pickup split and the bridge in bucker mode.

                            Here's an old pic of mine after I chopped the body. Gonna put a tele neck on it one of these days, think I'd play it more often with a fatter neck on it. The pickups are killer in these things.


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                            • #15
                              That is one of the fun things about a T-60, though I usually keep the neck pickup split and the bridge in bucker mode.

                              Here's an old pic of mine after I chopped the body. Gonna put a tele neck on it one of these days, think I'd play it more often with a fatter neck on it. The pickups are killer in these things.





                              I've owned two of the natural finish T-60's (twenty-five years apart), and I always felt they lacked something in the "looks department".

                              Your sculpted T-60 is muy sexy. How did you refinish the body?

                              And I agree with you about the skinny neck, but I'd hate to see your's loose the Peavey headstock.
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