#1
I'm considering coil splitting the pups on my Explorer, and was debating whether I wanted to split them both, or just one of them. Or split them both, but seperate push/pull pots for each pup. It's got the SD JB/Jazz combo in it. What do you guys think would sound best. And yes, I know I won't get a convincing single-coil sound out of this, but I still want some tonal options.
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Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#2
well I have a coil tap and I think it sounds pretty convincing if ask me and you should do both pick ups.
#3
Hm. Should I wire it so I can split them individually? Or just one push-pull for both?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#4
Individually makes it much more versatile.
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#5
Alright. Instead of push/pulls, I could get two mini switches. Which would work better? With the push/pulls, I wouldn't have to cut into the pickguard, but I would have a bit easier control with the switches. Also, where can I pick up some good 500k (or higher) pots?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#7
Hmm...push/pushes would be the best of both worlds. Do they cost extra? And is there any difference in installation?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#8
Eh, push-push pots don't enable you to see what you have selected. Push-pulls do. Push-pulls are easier to find and are installed the exact same way.
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#9
Wouldn't you be able to hear enough of a difference? And is there a difference between Tone and Volume pots?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#14
The way my Les Paul is wired, you get a coil split and a coil selector switch (so you get 9 switching options instead of 6) There's a diagram on it somewhere in the Ultimate Wiring Diagrams Thread in GB&C.
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#16
I'll just stick with this for now, maybe adding the option to choose which coil later. And how would I go about wiring up a killswitch after all of that?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#17
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I'll just stick with this for now, maybe adding the option to choose which coil later. And how would I go about wiring up a killswitch after all of that?


Ultimate Killswitch thread.
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#18
I can get mini-switches for a lot cheaper than the push pull pots. Would I be able to use switches?
Gear:
Agile Ash RB 828
Schecter C-7 (old 90s style headstock)
Handbuilt 6-string V
Handbuilt Baritone scale 6 string Iceman-copy
Pod HD300
#19
The wiring would be tougher. The push pull pots are like 7 bucks. Is your budget really that tiny?
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#20
Quote by Jango22
Or split them both, but seperate push/pull pots for each pup.


might as well do that, if you have enough pots to let you.

also consider parallel wiring, but if you're after single-coil-alike tones, then splitting is probably a better idea. i prefer parallel (it's more usable, imo), but splits sound closer to single coils.
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#21
Why wouldn't it sound convincing? Your essentially cutting your humbucker into a single coil, you may not get one like a CERTAIN single coil, but it will sound good.
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#22
yeah, it sounds ok, just it generally doesn't sound as good as a "true" single coil, for several reasons...
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#23
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yeah, it sounds ok, just it generally doesn't sound as good as a "true" single coil, for several reasons...


That's what I was thinking.
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#24
yeah. also if you don't have a "true" single coil guitar beside the one with splits, splits sound better, lol.
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#25
You would always wire in LED's and use push push buttons to shwo you when its coil split.
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