#1
I have a Squier '51 and I want to get rid of that horrid noise without dropping in humbuckers or noise cancelling single coils.
Im going to order a conversion ring to put a single coil in the bridge.

Is it even possible?

It has 1 volume pot and 1 3-position selector knob
#2
Single coils will always have hum. Only thing that will cancel the hum on a guitar with single coils is the middle/2 pickup positions (edit: which puts them in series, should have mentioned).

You can reduce hum by shielding the cavities and such, but you can't really eliminate the 60-cycle hum on a true single coil.
Last edited by Seref at Apr 1, 2011,
#3
If you wire two singlecoils in series they effectively function as a humbucker, albeit with an interesting sound due to the coil separation. If you want this to be permanent then just wire the output of one into the input or ground (if it's two conductor) of the other coil.
#4
Quote by matt154
If you wire two singlecoils in series they effectively function as a humbucker, albeit with an interesting sound due to the coil separation. If you want this to be permanent then just wire the output of one into the input or ground (if it's two conductor) of the other coil.


They need to be wound opposite ways in order for it to work. This is why the middle pickup in strats are reverse wound, so that whenever it's used in conjunction with either of the other 2 pickups it cancels the hum. In a humbucker, each of the two coils are oppositely wound, creating the same effect, but in one pickup.

In other words, if you bought a strat middle pickup, used that as a neck pickup (theyre generally the same, except wound in a different direction), and a normal bridge single coil, that should also work. However, it would be pretty much no different to using the middle position on your switch, which takes one coil from the humbucker, and the neck pickup
Last edited by l3vity at Apr 1, 2011,