Humbucker in paralell mode

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  1. brattmoore

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    Has anybody used humbucker neck pickup ONLY in paralell wiring please ?
     
  2. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Supporting Member

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    Yes, I do it. Sounds almost like a coil cut but with no hum. Works great on my Zion with DiMarzio Virtual PAF's :)
     
  3. Chris Rice

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    It can sound great with some pickups, although others are rather thin and weak.
     
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    atquinn Supporting Member

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    I believe Paul Gilbert wired his neck pickups like that back in the day.

    -Austin
     
  5. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    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?
     
  6. Bussman

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    No. He means both coils of his neck pickup in parallel instead of series. As mentioned it gives a weaker single coil type sound.
     
  7. Supasso

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    A humbucker has two coils, remember? Typically, those two coils are wired in series, but you can wire it in parallel if you wish.
     
  8. TooManyHobbies

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    I have some pickups that in parallel are better imitations of silent single coils than much else I've heard.
     
  9. brattmoore

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    Which ones please ? Many thanks.
     
  10. TooManyHobbies

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    Adder Plus pickups. I assume because they are hot.
     
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    Generally, I find the hot ones split/parallel best since they have more substantial coil windings. Underwound=weak, thin in parallel.
     

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