#1
So i want to install a coil tap pot on my guitar to increase my guitars versatility

Is this as easy as buying a coil tap volume pot and soldering it to the existing wires?
#2
I'm not sure, but just to let you know when you have a coil tap on your guitar, it doesn't actually give you a proper single coil sound but just a similierish sound to it.

But I assume soldering. Don't take my word for it.
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#3
Do you mean a coil tap (done to single coil pickups to reduce output), or do you actually mean a coil split (done to humbuckers to cut out one coil and turn the pickup into a single coil)? They are two different things but the names often get confused.
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#4
Quote by MrFlibble
Do you mean a coil tap (done to single coil pickups to reduce output), or do you actually mean a coil split (done to humbuckers to cut out one coil and turn the pickup into a single coil)? They are two different things but the names often get confused.



i was under the impression that a coil tap was the same as coil split lol the reason for thinking this was when i tried out a schecter C7, the little tag on the volume pot said "coil tap"
in regards to the above, this wouldnt work ? http://luthierssupplies.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=141_63_307&products_id=1537

Yes i want install a coil SPLIT

im currently using a Jackson DK2M with Duncan Jb & Jazz p-ups.

also seing as you seem to be knowledgeable with this, will a coil split work on both neck and bridge pickups or will i need a second pot for the second pickup?
#5
As far as I know you need pickups that actually support a coil-tap function... Not all humbuckers can be split just like that.
#7
Quote by arjanboelsma
As far as I know you need pickups that actually support a coil-tap function... Not all humbuckers can be split just like that.


This. If your guitar has stock pickups and it's not already coil tapped, there's a good chance that you won't be able to coil tap them, as a lot of guitars come stock with single or 2 conductor pickups.
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#8
Quote by Offworld92
This. If your guitar has stock pickups and it's not already coil tapped, there's a good chance that you won't be able to coil tap them, as a lot of guitars come stock with single or 2 conductor pickups.



as previously mentioned, theyre duncan Jb & jazz
#9
The JB and Jazz should be 4 conductor, so yes you can split them. A lot of manufacturers say Coil Tap when it should be Coil Split, they're quite different.

You can get a wiring diagram from Seymour Duncans site, they have heaps of options and should have the configuration you're after.
Last edited by littlephil at Jul 29, 2010,
#10
Quote by littlephil
The JB and Jazz should be 4 conductor, so yes you can split them. A lot of manufacturers say Coil Tap when it should be Coil Split, they're quite different.

You can get a wiring diagram from Seymour Duncans site, they have heaps of options and should have the configuration you're after.



thank you very much Phil