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Old 01-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Using push/pull pots

I want to put push/pull pots in my Les Paul Standard Faded so that I can split the pickups and hopefully use the tone pots to change the phase of the pickups, but I don't really want to change the pickups on it (Burstbucker Pros). Is there a way I can use push/pulls to do this without changing the pickups?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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if the pickups are 4 conductor (4 wire) you can do it otherwise you will need diffrent pickups.
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You can't for coil splitting/tapping (I never know which is which) but you may be able to look into using them to switch phase.
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There's a Gibson Burstbucker Pro Zebra pickup which has 4 wires, but I don't know whether these are the same pups as the ones in my LP. If they aren't the same, and my pickups only have 3 wires, is there a way to solder in a 4th wire?

This is the pickup I found: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...umbucker-pickup
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You can't for coil splitting/tapping (I never know which is which) but you may be able to look into using them to switch phase.


Yes you can if they are 4 conductor wire pickups. If they are not 4 conductor then no you cant do that.
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Putting in a fourth wire can be done but it's very hard to do. There's a tutorial on here somewhere, or at least there was.
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Yes you can if they are 4 conductor wire pickups. If they are not 4 conductor then no you cant do that.


I did phase switching with my strat with 2 conductor pickups...
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I did phase switching with my strat with 2 conductor pickups...

I was talking about coil tap on the pickups. not making them out of phase
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I did phase switching with my strat with 2 conductor pickups...
He's talking about coil splitting when referring to having 4 wires.
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Yeah that's what I was saying, I think. Anyway I think I know what's going on
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Definitely possible to break out the wires needed to coil split. I've done it.

Not for the faint of heart. And wax potting is needed to be done after you finish up.
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It has three wires? Wouldn't the third wire be the tap?
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