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    I'm going to be doing a bunch of different wiring mods, and I found this useful page...

    http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/c...kerwiringmods/

    ...but can someone please give me some descriptions of what a few of the mods do? For example, what is coil splitting, what is series/parallel, what is in phase/out of phase, etc?

    This is quite important and I could use some descriptions asap!

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    Re: Wiring mods - descriptions please?

    Hi Don;

    coil-splitting: Using a switch to by-pass one of the coils of a dual-coil humbucker in order to emulate the sound of a single coil pickup.

    coil-tapping: A pickup must be specifically built for this option. Its just an extra lead of the coil brought out from within the windings of the coil that allows you to connect, or "tap", a place in the coil thats less than the full windings of the coil. Again, its just another sound option.

    seires/parallel: when using two pickups, they can be hooked together in either of two ways. end-to-end, (series), or side-by-side, (parallel). Series is like the way the batteries connect in a flashlight. The positive of one, feeds into the negative of the other. (Double the voltage, current remains the same.) Parallel, means having both positives connected together, and both negatives connected together, (double the current, voltage stays the same.)
    Typically, guitars with an ordinary 3-way, or 5-way switch, connect in parallel, so series is an option.

    phase: If using two pickups, along with series/parallel, you can also decide whether or not to reverse the leads on one p'up relative to the other. Plus-to-minus/minus-to-plus. It just results in yet another different sound variation.

    Thats basically the crux of the technical aspect of it. Others can better comment on the sound implications.
    ArtieToo
    Peaveyologist
    Last edited by ArtieToo; 07-30-2004, 04:32 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Wiring mods - descriptions please?

      Originally posted by ArtieToo
      Hi Don;

      coil-splitting: Using a switch to by=pass one of the coils of a dual-coil humbucker in order to emulate the sound of a single coil pickup.

      coil-tapping: A pickup must be specifically built for this option. Its just an extra lead of the coil brought out from within the windings of the coil that allows you to connect, or "tap", a place in the coil thats less than the full windings of the coil. Again, its just another sound option.

      seires/parallel: when using two pickups, they can be hooked together in either of two ways. end-to-end, (series), or side-by-side, (parallel). Series is like the way the batteries connect in a flashlight. The positive of one, feeds into the negative of the other. (Double the voltage, current remains the same.) Parallel, means having both positives connected together, and both negatives connected together, (double the current, voltage stays the same.)
      Typically, guitars with an ordinary 3-way, or 5-way switch, connect in parallel, so series is an option.

      phase: If using two pickups, along with series/parallel, you can also decide whether or not to reverse the leads on one p'up relative to the other. Plus-to-minus/minus-to-plus. It just results in yet another different sound variation.

      Thats basically the crux of the technical aspect of it. Others can better comment on the sound implications.
      FAQ section, of main site ...
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      • #4
        Re: Wiring mods - descriptions please?

        Originally posted by Kent S.
        FAQ section, of main site ...
        +1 . . . there really is a wealth of p'up info there.

        Worth the read.

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