#1
I have two 4 conductor pickups installed in my SG. They sound great with no feedback whatsoever. I would like to be able to split them and still have them sound good. I was originally going to wire them both to a DPDT on/on mini toggle until I start reading topics online about coil splitting VS. series parallel. I was also considering a rotary switch w/chicken head for more optional playing styles. There both signature Gibson and Lace pickups if that helps. I would like to hear any recommendations since this is my first attempt with splitting coils. Thanks..
#2
which pickups are they? splitting arguably works best with slightly hotter humbuckers (as split they're closer to the output of true single coils), though I suppose you could probably make a similar case for parallel wiring too (since that also drops the output).
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#5
^ Does it? In my (very limited) experience of it I always think parallel sounds closer to a (lower output) humbucker but splitting sounds closer to a single. As you said, parallel is still hum-cancelling which is pretty handy. I probably prefer parallel to split, but if I wanted as close to single coil tones as possible I'd still go with split. That's just me, though (and may well just be the specific pickups I've tried, I wouldn't want to make an overarching claim based on my limited experience).
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#6
Well based on my experience and people I've talked to parallel sounded closer. I guess one could also argue that single coil and humbucker coil dimensions are quite different. My opinion is if you want a humbucker sound, use humbuckers and if you want a single-coil sound, use single-coils.
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My opinion is if you want a humbucker sound, use humbuckers and if you want a single-coil sound, use single-coils.


Yeah definitely, same here.
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#8
I had a dimarzio pickup with 4 wires in my Les Paul, so I later put in a pull-switch tone control and made it series/parallel. I wanted the hum-elimination. It was surprisingly more useful than I expected. If you want a free/cool addition to your guitar, I'd recommend that.

It won't sound like a Strat though. I used to try to EQ a Les Paul to sound like a Strat. A friend said, if you want a Strat sound, get a Strat. Best advice I got. I believe the pickups and the floating trem (and vibrating springs on it) and maybe to a lesser extent other things are required for a Strat sound. And those single coil pickups are different (number of windings, magnet strength, etc). But that said, you can make a new and interesting sound out of your humbucker with a pull switch or addon switch.
#10
and the trem itself, probably.
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#11
My Daisy Rock, Rock Candy has the push/pull tone control built into it. It has Humbuckers, and the knob setting does make quite a bit of difference. I'm still to much of a novice to really be able to take advantage of it though. But i'm furiously working on it.