Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by brattmoore, Jul 25, 2008.
Has anybody used humbucker neck pickup ONLY in paralell wiring please ?
Yes, I do it. Sounds almost like a coil cut but with no hum. Works great on my Zion with DiMarzio Virtual PAF's
It can sound great with some pickups, although others are rather thin and weak.
I believe Paul Gilbert wired his neck pickups like that back in the day.
I don't understand. How can one of anything be wired in parallel? Do you mean putting both PUPs in parallel and then zeroing the volume knob on the bridge PUP?
No. He means both coils of his neck pickup in parallel instead of series. As mentioned it gives a weaker single coil type sound.
A humbucker has two coils, remember? Typically, those two coils are wired in series, but you can wire it in parallel if you wish.
I have some pickups that in parallel are better imitations of silent single coils than much else I've heard.
Which ones please ? Many thanks.
Ibanez Tri-Sound Super 70 - PF400
Adder Plus pickups. I assume because they are hot.
Generally, I find the hot ones split/parallel best since they have more substantial coil windings. Underwound=weak, thin in parallel.