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05-02-2005, 08:46 AM
Can this pickup be coil tapped?
05-02-2005, 09:08 AM
The noted '4 conductor cable' would indicate that it is splittable, but you may want to check out the S-D site.
05-02-2005, 09:20 AM
that was actually a better question, does 4 conductor cable always indicate that it can be split?
05-02-2005, 01:16 PM
You may actually split a 4 conductor humbucker - but having said that, I'm not sure it would sound "nice" or useable.
I had a pair of DiMarzios (DP196 and 197) in a Melancon which were absolutely useless when split...
But, YMMV, etc...
05-03-2005, 06:58 AM
ok whats a good splittable tele bridge pup?
05-03-2005, 08:12 AM
Splittable TELE BRIDGE pickup??
Do I understand correctly?
Do you mean you wish to install a humbucker in a Tele and be able to split it?
05-03-2005, 08:25 AM
Lets clear something up.....
coil tap: where a SINGLE coil has 3 conductors......at one end of the wrap a wire to be used as ground, then one at some point BEFORE the end of the wrap, then one at the end of the wrap. So you can select 2 different amounts of wrap for 2 different outputs. Say for example, a 5k tap, and a 8k tap. So you have a SC that can be switched from a low vintage output to a very hot one.
Split: a double coil pup that when SPLIT grounds one coil out so you're left with one, giving you a SOMEWHAT SC type sound.
I realize most know this, but i see the phrase "coil tap" used so often to describe splitting i just had to describe the 2.
05-03-2005, 08:31 AM
thanks for the info Dazco
The correct term I want to use is split...so I would like a humbucker in the bridge position (would be nice if it were tele bridge size, single coil size) that I can split to a single coil
05-03-2005, 01:49 PM
I've never found a SC sized hummer that sounded good when split. But then i never found one i liked period. But as full sized ones go, as leonc said elsewhere, the andersons split pretty nicly. The H-2 being the one i have. Still not a great SC sound to my ear but better than most. One reason most hummers don't sound totally SC-like when split is because even when you split a humbucker and one coil is electronically no longer in circuit and doesn't affect the tone at all, the polepieces for the non-working coil are still picking up some string vibration because they are attached to the same magnet as the working coil.
05-04-2005, 08:58 AM
that makes sense. My goal is to use the HB most of the time, but have the option for SC style sound (I am not typically a SC player, mostly HB...)
So I just need it to be "close"
05-04-2005, 09:41 AM
there are none in lipstick size.
Humbuck type I can only think of let's see
DiMarzio Fast track style (these are blades I think they can be split)
Seymour Lil '59 (although someone said these aren't very good)
maybe a screaming deamon?
05-04-2005, 11:25 AM
the lil 59 is a good over all pickup for Humbucker sounds aren't they?
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