#1
I love coil tapping and adding switches to my guitars. I love the variety. Only problem is, I've always found it hard to find a setup that sounds GREAT in all positions. Usually if I find a good sounding humbucker, it sounds like a cheap strat when tapped. I've also wired single coils (lace sensors) in series for the humbucker sound. It sounds...ok. Nothing special.

I guess what I'm looking for is variety and character. I love the twangy character of my tele, and I love the thick, rich character of my 335. Any suggestions on a humbucker which will sound great as a humbucker and as a single coil?
Last edited by hessodreamy at Sep 4, 2009,
#2
not sure but id look into prs pickups however expensive they'd be. they come in guitars that are coil tapped and they sound amazing.
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#4
im looking for the same thing atm, try looking at some retro fit pup
#5
what about that EMG one? 85/S? i think its called the 89
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SD Pearly Gates sound sweet coil tapped.
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I love coil tapping and adding switches to my guitars. I love the variety. Only problem is, I've always found it hard to find a setup that sounds GREAT in all positions. Usually if I find a good sounding humbucker, it sounds like a cheap strat when tapped. I've also wired single coils (lace sensors) in series for the humbucker sound. It sounds...ok. Nothing special.

I guess what I'm looking for is variety and character. I love the twangy character of my tele, and I love the thick, rich character of my 335. Any suggestions on a humbucker which will sound great as a humbucker and as a single coil?



D you mean coil-split?
#8
I mean grounding one of two coils to get a single coil sound. I'm not talkng about bypassing any of the windings on a coil.

Seymore duncan seem to call this coil splitting, but everything else I've read, and everyone I've spoken to, calls this coil tapping.

So yeah, using one coil in a humbucker. Call it what you will.
#9
Maybe look at a series/parallel toggle instead of the coil split, they usually sound better.

What guitar is it going in, are you looking for a bridge or neck humbucker and what kind of stuff do you play?
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#10
Coil splitting a humbucker isn't gonna give you a strat sound. A parallel swith would give you a closer sound to the 2 and 4 position of a strat, but coil split dosen't really.
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#11
Well at the minute I've got a couple of lace sensor blue/reds in my strat, with coil taps and a phase reverser. But the pickups sound pretty average either as buckers or singles. So I was maybe gonna stick some new pickups in the strat or do something similar to my tele.

As for what I play, it's mostly indie rock from the last 30 years. rem, smiths, smashing pumpkins, weezer. etc
#12
You seem to have a good idea of what you want, the best thing you can do is have a word with CorduroyEW and see what he suggests, he'll even make something to your exact specs if none of his "floor models" fit the bill.

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