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Quick question: If I were to get a guitar with two splittable humbuckers, how much would it cost to install coil tap switches on it?
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Quick question: If I were to get a guitar with two splittable humbuckers, how much would it cost to install coil tap switches on it?

If you wire it yourself? About $5.00
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What about if I got somebody at a guitar shop to do it for me? Because I only have one guitar, and I don't want to screw it up.
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probably 30-40$ i would guess. But instead of a switch (although technically the same thing) I would probably use a push/pull pot, its nicer, no drilling required, just a bit of soldering and thats it
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^ yup. Concentric pots or stacked pots and a soldering iron (assuming your pups are already 4-conductor) are all you'll need.
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What about if I got somebody at a guitar shop to do it for me? Because I only have one guitar, and I don't want to screw it up.


you also have to factor in the turn-around time. doubtful that any place is going to do it while you wait.
everybody here will tell you to DIY
get yourself some push/pull, 500k pots from stewmac or somewhere
get a soldering iron and some solder and some electronics wiring and practice soldering the wire onto the pots that are being switched out. also practice your wire-stripping skills!
good luck

what kind of guitar do you have? if its one with the pots that are accessed from the rear of the guitar, i would suggest that you get a piece of cardboard and cut little holes (in the same pattern they are in the guitar body) to push the pot-shafts thru and place this ontop of the electronics cavity. so that you aren't trying to work inside that little area.
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you also have to factor in the turn-around time. doubtful that any place is going to do it while you wait.
everybody here will tell you to DIY
get yourself some push/pull, 500k pots from stewmac or somewhere
get a soldering iron and some solder and some electronics wiring and practice soldering the wire onto the pots that are being switched out. also practice your wire-stripping skills!
good luck

what kind of guitar do you have? if its one with the pots that are accessed from the rear of the guitar, i would suggest that you get a piece of cardboard and cut little holes (in the same pattern they are in the guitar body) to push the pot-shafts thru and place this ontop of the electronics cavity. so that you aren't trying to work inside that little area.


I don't have a 2-humbucker guitar yet, I'm just wondering, because I might want to turn my Squier into a Big Apple Strat or something. But thanks a lot for the instructions!
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