04-13-2012 09:48 PM
04-13-2012 11:21 PM
Always sounded like an lo-fi kind of tone to me. Not sure what it "does" to the pickups though.
Im gonna do this to a couple of my guitars to get extra tones. I dont really understand what it means to get pickups "out of phase" :snax:
04-14-2012 05:05 AM
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04-14-2012 01:53 PM
You can make a humbucker out-of-phase with itself, but trust me you don't want to do that. The output is extremely weak, like 1/10 the normal output, and it's useless. The normal way to is reverse phase on the entire pickup, so you only get the out-of-phase sound when both the neck and bridge pickups are on. It's a very trebly and thin sound with no bass. I think you might be better off changing to a serial/parallel switching for your humbucker, series is the standard HB wiring, with parallel wiring it sounds a lot more like a single coil but the pickup still bucks hum.
... So I have this guitar with a HB in the bridge and a single in the neck. I wanna change the push-pull volume pot from coil split to phase-reverse for the BRIDGE HB. How will this affect the sound in the bridge only, and bridge+neck positions? You can reverse the phase on the 2 coils of a humbucker alone right? What will adding the neck single coil pickup do to the equation? Will it be out of phase with the HB? Thanks. :snax:
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04-16-2012 05:08 AM
what kind of rotary switch - how many poles, etc?
The humbucker coils are out-of-phase with each other - reverse the wires on one of the coils. The color codes for pickup wiring aren't standardized, so you can't go by the GFS color code unless it's a GFS pickup.
The bridge pickup just isnt working right. It sounds thin and trebley in both positions and lower output than the neck single.
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