Dylan Stringer
Dylan Stringer
Join date: Apr 2009
21 IQ
#1
I'm going to build my own guitar, but I'm not going to have any tone pots since I always leave them turned to 10. I'm just going to have 1 volume knob and I just want to know if I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone by being able to tap both humbuckers with 1 pot. Is it possible or am I just going to have to drill another hole in my guitar?
metalchris87
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2012
121 IQ
#2
yes you can a push pull pot has two sides of lugs to solder to. i prefer just one push pull pot for both instead of one for each pickup as i never liked the sound you get with one humbucker split with one not.
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Sakke
Chaser of 'Tone'
Join date: Jul 2009
909 IQ
#3
Quote by metalchris87
yes you can a push pull pot has two sides of lugs to solder to. i prefer just one push pull pot for both instead of one for each pickup as i never liked the sound you get with one humbucker split with one not.


+1, however, I prefer having individual splits.

Funny fact, I absolutely LOVE the sound I get on clean setting on my Laney with the middle position on my Les Paul and neck humbucker being split. Neck 89, Bridge 81. It's a bit brighter than with just the split 89 and not as powerful sounding as with both pickups on "normally". It's pretty much my go-to-clean sound.
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