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    Hey guys,

    I just got my new SD custom and SD Jazz pickups and I'm getting ready to install them.

    I was having trouble figuring out exactly which diagram to use though.
    I have a push-push volume pot for each, and then one tone pot.

    I want to be able to switch each pick-up to single coil individually (is this a good idea?)
    I was looking at this diagram:

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/website...way-w-ssp.html

    would I just do the same only with another push-pull pot? to the other pick-up?

    Also does anyone have any web-sites that explain a little more about how the coil splitting works? I understand that you can use a humbucker in series, split or parallel, but I don't understand why wiring it in different ways changes that.

    -Dave

  • #2
    Re: installing new pickups

    If you are going to use push/pull pots, and you mainly want splitting, then you don't want to use that diagram. That diagram will only give you normal-humbucker, and parallel operation with a push/pull pot.

    What you want to do is actually much easier to wire up. Simply take your red/white combo, which should be shorted together, and connect them to the center lug of the push/pull pot. Either side, it doesn't matter which. Then take the terminal thats immediately above the terminal you used for the red/white, and connect it to either:

    ground or green: if you want the stud coil active
    black or "hot": if you want the adjustable coil active.

    Edit: In the above, when I say "center lug of the push/pull pot", I'm refering to the center lug of the switch, not the potentiometer itself.
    ArtieToo
    Peaveyologist
    Last edited by ArtieToo; 08-29-2004, 06:21 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: installing new pickups

      Like this:



      The wire at the red arrow, connects to either the green or black wire.

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      • #4
        Re: installing new pickups

        I think I understand. haha,

        what is actually happening when you push or pull the pot though? is it connecting different sections of itself?

        also, I found a diagram to wire them so that one push/pull switches from hum-single coil mode, and the other push/pull goes from inner coils, to outer coils.

        is there much of a difference between the inner and outer coils? and what will happen if I wire it so that each humbucker has it's own push-pull switch? and one humbucker is in series and the other is split? will that even work?

        -Dave

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        • #5
          Re: installing new pickups

          A push/pull pot is just two independent switches, that operate with a common handle. The center terminal is the "common", that connects to either the top or bottom lug when pulled or pushed, respectively.

          Like this:



          The green indicates where the connections internally are.

          I have to think a bit on the rest of your question - I'm still on my first cup of coffee.
          ArtieToo
          Peaveyologist
          Last edited by ArtieToo; 08-29-2004, 07:17 AM. Reason: spelling

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          • #6
            Re: installing new pickups

            Thanks!, that picture is exactly what I was looking for.
            I probably should have thought of that, but I couldn't figure out which parts were connected.

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