Wiring Humbuckers in parallel or series questions

blueswah

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Looking for two things:

Info on what the effect would be of wiring Humbuckers in parallel versus series.

And a "how to" diagram for wiring them in parallel or series.

(Is a LP's default humbucker wiring in series?)
 

fumbler

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LP's default is parallel in the middle switch position.

I'm all for experimenting but I think two hums in series would be mud mud mud. I've tried single coils in series in a strat and it was not a useful sound for me.

But good luck and report back if you do it.
 

EADGBE

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If the two coils of a humbucking pickup are wired in series (like Les Pauls, SGs, super distortions, JBs, etc.), they will have more output, a better signal-to-noise ratio, and more bass. Parallel wiring will have about 40% less power, more treble, and a less favorable signal-to-noise ratio. Both will be humbucking.
 




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