... in a humbucker?

split coil is obvious, what else ya got?
Phase switching? Killswitch? If you're feeling froggy maybe a distortion or signal boost circuit?
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Last edited by Viban at Jul 25, 2013,
Series/Parallel. But to be honest I prefer mini DPDT toggles over push-pull pots.
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Last edited by oneblackened at Jul 25, 2013,
+1 for series/parallel. Much more usable than splitting the coils or phase reverse, which are rather niche sounds. Killswitches are overrated and you don't usually use a push/pull for them anyway.

Honestly push/pull pots lost their appeal for me a long time ago. Seems like everyone gets all excited to throw the kitchen sink into their guitar once they discover that it's possible, and then it takes a while to realize that most of those mods don't actually give you more usable tones, and tend to just end up in a rat's nest of disappointment. There are a couple of decent, tasteful switching options that can add something (a quality clean or mid boost comes to mind) but for the most part, tweaking the pots and caps to give yourself the full usable range of the volume and tone controls will often give you way more versatility than throwing in a bunch of push/pull switches. That way you're working with the guitar's abilities instead of making the pickups work in ways that were never designed to sound good.
what affect does a series/parallel switch have on the sound?

(mid boost sounds nice tho)

also, i was under the impression that swapping caps only leads to a really minuscule difference in sound
Parallel is like a split coil only it still cancels out noise and it actually sounds good because it's not super low output.

The big benefit of using a decent cap of the right value is that you can actually use the tone pots. Most stock guitar setups with the crappy OEM caps start sounding muddy almost right away, which is why most people just play with the tone on 10 all the time. A decent set of pots and caps will give you usable tones almost all the way down. Messing with treble bleed caps can customize the way a guitar gets darker when you roll off the volume.

Caps make some difference, and almost always a noticeable improvement from the stock cap to something like an Orange Drop or a PIO. A lot of what you hear about caps making no difference is people who change caps and then continue to leave the knob at 10, where it's effectively out of the circuit