#1
i understand the parallel, but i dont understand the purpose or what the name of the 2nd position is on the 5 way configuration. My guitar has this pickup configuration but i dont understand what its supposed to sound like or what its called

#2
is the parallel(4th) supposed to sound like a single coil? then whats the 2nd position supposed to sound like? which one sounds better for playing a song that requires single coil? Strat or tele style single coils...
#3
i guess my question is also, which sounds more like a strat single coil? i know none of them are close, but which is closest?
#4
it's a coil split. it should sound closer to a single coil (it'll be lower output and a bit brighter/twangier). That particular setting will likely sound not a million miles off the middle position on a telecaster.

parallel sounds like parallel wiring. i don't have tons of experience with it but it sounds to me more like a lower output, brighter humbucker than a single coil, but i've seen plenty of people say here that it sounds more like a single coil to them, so

it's really up to you- which sounds closer to you? the splits are closer to single coils, but they're more like the middle position on a tele rather than anything on a strat (though may well still be close enough). The parallel one is closer to a humbucker, but it's in a position that the strat has, so might sound closer to your ears (or not). It just depends, really.
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#5
sorry but none of those options of going to give you strat or tele tones. as mentioned a coil split would get you in the ball park but that isn't an option on your diagram. closest is position 4 which might sound like a tele in the middle position but that won't get you the more classic tones i'm guessing you're after.
#6
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it's a coil split. it should sound closer to a single coil (it'll be lower output and a bit brighter/twangier). That particular setting will likely sound not a million miles off the middle position on a telecaster.

parallel sounds like parallel wiring. i don't have tons of experience with it but it sounds to me more like a lower output, brighter humbucker than a single coil, but i've seen plenty of people say here that it sounds more like a single coil to them, so

it's really up to you- which sounds closer to you? the splits are closer to single coils, but they're more like the middle position on a tele rather than anything on a strat (though may well still be close enough). The parallel one is closer to a humbucker, but it's in a position that the strat has, so might sound closer to your ears (or not). It just depends, really.


i thought the coil split meant that its only using one coil.. not two at a time but from different pickups
#7
^ I think it just means splitting a humbucker into one of its coils. I don't think it matters whether you have multiple humbuckers on at once.
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