#1
Assume I'm a complete idiot. Educate me. What are they, how do you install 'em, why, when, yada yada yada.
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#2
You would usually install them to split a humbucker. For example, Ed Roman Quicksilvers (usually) have two humbuckers. If you pull out the pot you are using one coil in the humbucker to get a single coil sound.

You could also use a push/pull to do series or parallel wiring. Do a search of guitar diagrams.
#3
Usually you install them to split the coils in humbuckers, giving you a thinner single coil type sound. You can find wiring diagrams online, however be aware not all humbuckers can be split.
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#4
Quote by carl drew
You would usually install them to split a humbucker. For example, Ed Roman Quicksilvers (usually) have two humbuckers. If you pull out the pot you are using one coil in the humbucker to get a single coil sound.

You could also use a push/pull to do series or parallel wiring. Do a search of guitar diagrams.


Why would you use that a$$ clown Ed Roman as an example? Don't you know his name is like a curse word on this website...
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TC Nova Delay
SLO-100, 65 London or Bogner Shiva
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#6
They are replacements for your standard pots which allow you to change the set up of your pick ups. If you do not have 4 wire pick ups then they will do you no good. The most common use for them is to split the coils on a humbucker pick up giving you a single coil type of tone. When wired properly, you pull up on the knob and it activates the split.
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#7
It's an amazing feature that is good if you want to record clean and brootal metal distortion with the same guitar.
#8
Quote by handlerb
Why would you use that a$$ clown Ed Roman as an example? Don't you know his name is like a curse word on this website...


Well, I actually own an Ed Roman Quicksilver which pretty much sent my early 90's PRS under my bed for all eternity.

Only guitar I own with Push/Pull - aside from my Variax.

Here is a pic (2nd from right)

#9
Quote by carl drew
You would usually install them to split a humbucker. For example, Ed Roman Quicksilvers (usually) have two humbuckers. If you pull out the pot you are using one coil in the humbucker to get a single coil sound.

You could also use a push/pull to do series or parallel wiring. Do a search of guitar diagrams.

Well, I have a Squier Fat Strat, the California Series one. Not the best, but I like it. Will a push-pull pot work? Do I even NEED one? And how much will it cost to get it installed?
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#10
If you don't even know what one does, then no, you don't need one. Do you want to be able to get P-90 tones out of your humbucker? Do you want to tap (lower the output and brighten the sound of) your singlecoil pickups? Do you want to change the phase of your pickups, do you want to change from series to parallel wiring?

Unless you want those things, and you know how to do them (which evidently you don't), then no, you don't need to install any new pots.
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