#2
im pretty sure you cant but im sure someone will be along shorty to explain why!
#4
i'm wondering coz i remember reading about a guitar that has a p-90 humbucker made by wiring 2 p-90s together
#5
Humbucker pickups are pretty much two single coils wired together in opposite directions in order to cancel the 60 cycle hum. So... yes, u can. Why would you want to do that though?

EDIT:
i'm wondering coz i remember reading about a guitar that has a p-90 humbucker made by wiring 2 p-90s together

I'm sure you mean two single coils together which was how the PAF pickup was created.



2nd EDIT: a PAF is the same as a humbucker; a P90 is Gibson's version of a single coil.
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#6
Quote by evening_crow
Humbucker pickups are pretty much two single coils wired together in opposite directions in order to cancel the 60 cycle hum. So... yes, u can. Why would you want to do that though?

to experiment/make something unique/boredom
#7
Quote by Priad-Luabe
to experiment/make something unique/boredom

It won't be unique because humbuckers ARE two single coils with opposite polarities and reverse-wound. At the most you'll get the same sound that you get when u activate two adjacent single coils in a strat (positions 2 and 4 on the selector switch).
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#8
If I had one regular wound pickup, and one reverse wound, and put them together, would that make something similar to a humbucker?
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#9
Quote by Priad-Luabe
if you can how do you do it?
take any 2 single coil pickups that have opposite magnetic polarity. Connect them together. (HB pickups are wired in series, but you can wire them in parallel for a lighter, brighter tone.)

Done.
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i'm wondering coz i remember reading about a guitar that has a p-90 humbucker made by wiring 2 p-90s together
Sure. Why not?

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to experiment/make something unique/boredom
As they say: "Do it, faggot!"

PRS has a guitar called the 513. It's a HSH but the HBs are pairs of single coils pickups. The SCs have a tall coil and separate magnets similar to a Strat. They sound a bit different because of that.

Experimenting is good. Have fun.
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#10
Strats have position 2 and 4 wire similiar to a humbucker except they are wired in paralell, so add a switch for series and you close to a humbucker.
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Yep, I've done it. Its on the squier in my sig.
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#12
Yes, provided you use a single coil that is reverse polarity/reverse wound as one of them.
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#13
I did it on my old crapcaster, I mounted the middle pickup infront of the bridge pickup and ran it with the selector in the 2nd position
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