#1
I've just finished a little project on a strat taking out the original pups and 5way switch and swapping them for three single coil sized humbuckers, 3 on-off-on dpdt switch, for norman and out of phase and 3 on-on dpdt switches for coil spilting.
you could say it has 21 sounds as in 7 in each setting but then you could count all the options of single, double and out of phase mixed?

my question is this what would be the excepted way to count the sounds of a guitars pickup configuration?
#2
I can't believe I just sat and worked this out but the way I see it is this:

You've got your 7 basic selections as to which pups are on or off. Then each pup can be Normal (N), Out of phase (P) or Coil tapped (T).

So if you have only one pup on, you've got 3 settings: N/P/T
If you have two pups on you've got 9 (3^2): NN/NP/NT/PN/PP/PT/TN/TP/TT
If you have all 3 pups on you'v e got 27 (3^3): [not going to type them out ]

Putting it all together:

OOX -> 3
OXO -> 3
OXX -> 9
XOO -> 3
XOX -> 9
XXO -> 9
XXX -> 27

Total: 63 settings.

But I'd be very surprised if you could hear the difference between a lot of them.
#3
yay! good to see someone else on here knows their maths :p
Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top
Jet City JCA5212RC (SLO Modded)
Ibanez WD7 Wah
Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay
TC Electronic Trinity Reverb
#5
I'm on the correct side of the pond too
Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top
Jet City JCA5212RC (SLO Modded)
Ibanez WD7 Wah
Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay
TC Electronic Trinity Reverb
#6
Quote by von Layzonfon
I can't believe I just sat and worked this out but the way I see it is this:

You've got your 7 basic selections as to which pups are on or off. Then each pup can be Normal (N), Out of phase (P) or Coil tapped (T).

So if you have only one pup on, you've got 3 settings: N/P/T
If you have two pups on you've got 9 (3^2): NN/NP/NT/PN/PP/PT/TN/TP/TT
If you have all 3 pups on you'v e got 27 (3^3): [not going to type them out ]

Putting it all together:

OOX -> 3
OXO -> 3
OXX -> 9
XOO -> 3
XOX -> 9
XXO -> 9
XXX -> 27

Total: 63 settings.

But I'd be very surprised if you could hear the difference between a lot of them.


you're not wromg on the similar sounds, 'twins' still count as two though
I gave up counting them at around 55 it was late and my head hurt. i just wasn't sure of the excepted method of counting sounds within the circles of people who their shit,
but 63 is some number to state