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  • Lewguitar
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    Originally posted by ToneFiddler View Post
    well if i end up only using one of the taps fine by me. but i fear one is too bright and one too fat. I want to add a spin a split.
    But this isn't a humbucker with two coils. It only has one. I've never done the spinasplit mod but I thought it only worked with humbuckers, which have two coils.

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  • ToneFiddler
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    Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
    The Strat one is about 14K, the Tele about 17K. That is pretty normal percentage difference between Strat and Tele pickups.
    define normal:
    the QP strat version DCR is 78,8% of the tele version.
    lil59 strat DCR is 66,1% of the tele version.
    The Hot for strat DCR is 97,5% of the tele version.
    A2P DC is 94,3% ...
    ssl2 DCR vs broadcaster DCR is 81,3%

    Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
    I would assume the taps are at the halfway point, but I don't know for sure. I believe that the taps are in a good spot IMO, having used them. Tapped sounds like a classic Tele or Strat pickup. I set my guitars up to be normal like that, and treated the switch as a boost. I used the boost (i.e. the full coil) so infrequently that I ended up selling the pickups.
    Originally posted by Lewguitar View Post
    I have a Custom Shop Hot For Tele Tapped. It sounds so good full strength that I literally NEVER use the tapped output.
    well if i end up only using one of the taps fine by me. but i fear one is too bright and one too fat. I want to add a spin a split.

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  • ItsaBass
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    The Strat one is about 14K, the Tele about 17K. That is pretty normal percentage difference between Strat and Tele pickups.

    I would assume the taps are at the halfway point, but I don't know for sure. I believe that the taps are in a good spot IMO, having used them. Tapped sounds like a classic Tele or Strat pickup. I set my guitars up to be normal like that, and treated the switch as a boost. I used the boost (i.e. the full coil) so infrequently that I ended up selling the pickups.

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  • Lewguitar
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    This sounds like a cool pickup. I wonder if the tap is half-way on that one, too.
    I guess they're calling it the '53 tapped now. Looks like 6.3K and 9.3K. http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/53-tapped-tele/

    I have a '54 Esquire. A real one. The pickup is about 6K so the lower output of the '53 Tapped kind of matches that.

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by Lewguitar View Post
    I have a Custom Shop Hot For Tele Tapped. It sounds so good full strength that I literally NEVER use the tapped output.
    This sounds like a cool pickup. I wonder if the tap is half-way on that one, too.

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  • Lewguitar
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    I have a Custom Shop Hot For Tele Tapped. It sounds so good full strength that I literally NEVER use the tapped output.

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  • ToneFiddler
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    thank you all!
    well before i consider the custom shop route i'll try a regular one.

    so the strat QP seems to be around 43 AWG and the Tele QP 44 AWG. Same with the lil 59, i guess.
    i always thought a tele bridge is the bigger coil so you would think it's the other way around???

    Anyhow, i am afraid the ~8k tab with 44 AWG is a lil wimpy, but then, i guess, you can not really compare it to a regular sized magnet single coil...

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  • jeremy
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    yes the strat and tele use different wire, and the tap is half way on stock pups. if you want it somewhere else, you need to go custom shop with the prices that come with it. its a cool pup had one in a guitar for a long time

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  • Lewguitar
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    Originally posted by ToneFiddler View Post

    Full is about 17k? At what DCR is the Tap?
    17.38K and 8K are the specs I've read.

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  • GuitarDoc
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    The tap can be placed anywhere you order it...usually toward the middle of the wind at about 60%.

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  • Question about STL-3T - tapped Tele Quarter Pound Bridge

    1)Why is the DCR on the Tele version so much higher than the Strat Version? Different wire gauge?

    2)Full is about 17k? At what DCR is the Tap?
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