#1
I'm looking a humbucker that sounds like a single coil. (not a humbucker sized single coil).
Like this sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu28kxsp7i8 and a lot of hendrix stuff.
This pickup is going in the neck.

The two main pickups i'm looking at are the dimarzio humbucker from hell and the seymour duncan stag mag. Anyone have experience with either of these pickups?

Thanks in advance
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#3
You can make a humbucker sound like a single coil with coil tapping which will cut out one of the coil, or series/parallel switching for the pickup. If you go with coil tapping it won't be hum-canceling, but, if I'm not mistaken, it'll be hum-canceling if you do the series/parallel switching.
#4
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You can make a humbucker sound like a single coil with coil tapping which will cut out one of the coil, or series/parallel switching for the pickup. If you go with coil tapping it won't be hum-canceling, but, if I'm not mistaken, it'll be hum-canceling if you do the series/parallel switching.

I'm aware of this but i'd rather have the humbucker naturally have the single coil "honk" or "twang" or whatever you call it.
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#5
You won't get it without a single-coil there. Coil Tapping is probably the most viable option.
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#7
fender noiseless pickups... it's a single coil with a dummy coil under it so it sounds like a single coil, yet doesn't have the hum
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#9
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I'm aware of this but i'd rather have the humbucker naturally have the single coil "honk" or "twang" or whatever you call it.
There are two ways to get close to this, using both coils of a HB:

Use a severely underwound pickup with the coils wired in series.
Use a normal or slightly overwound pickup with the coils wired in parallel.

Humbucker from Hell is probably a bit too "hot", but you might have some success with it in parallel.
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#11
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The best way to go, is definitely Joe Barden Two/Tones. They are expensive as hell, but the best design I have heard. It sounds like a single coil, but keeps humbucking capabilities. I've played them personally, and they are great pickups.


The Joe Bardens look interesting. Might have to check those out. I usually wouldn't buy pickups that expensive but I am putting them in a pretty expensive guitar.
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