Does this push/pull tone pot look wired for coil tap or parallel mode?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by scotchtape800, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. scotchtape800

    scotchtape800 Member

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    Related to my swingster thread.
    I think epi screwed up the wiring in these...

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    From what I've read this looks like it's wired for a simple coil tap and not parallel operation as advertised... Because for parallel operation you need a 4 wire lead from the bucker. This just looks like a 3 wire one based on the switch connections...

    But what do I know. Can someone confirm this please? Thank you!
     
  2. _pete_

    _pete_ Supporting Member

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    Yep. That's just a coil split.
     
  3. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    Moved to correct section
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    yep, simple coil-split.

    (and it's coil split, not coil tap, unless you have a very specialized single coil pickup.

    "splitting" just turns any double-coil into a single by shutting off one coil;

    "tapping" requires a pickup wound such that part-way through winding it, a connection lead to the coil wire is attached; switching to that connection causes the coil to go from fatter-sounding to thinner-sounding as some of the windings get bypassed. it can turn a 10k single coil into a 6k single coil, essentially.)
     
  5. Frenster

    Frenster Put your Rock Face on!

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    What he said.
     

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