#1
I've never had a guitar with humbuckers and i was wondering what the best way to tell which coil is on/off in any pickup swich position?

I've got 2 humbuckers and a 5 way switch.
#2
2 humbuckers = 3 different combinations, not 5.

Anyways - the neck pickup tends to sound weaker and more mellow and less bright than the bridge pickups.
#3
IF you touch the polepeice of the pickup that is selected with something metallic you get a clicking sound through the amp
#4
Yes 5 combinations! You can split the coils.
Also, seljer, have done that but can't quite tell if some are off....
#5
Quote by Sir Edwin CBE
2 humbuckers = 3 different combinations, not 5.

Anyways - the neck pickup tends to sound weaker and more mellow and less bright than the bridge pickups.

Two humbuckers=5 combinations.

Think of it this way. If the selector switch is in it's highest position (pointing toward the neck) then it's using the whole neck humbucker.

Next lowest=Splitting the coils of the neck humbucker.

Next lowest/middle position=Both humbuckers.

Next lowest=Splitting the coils of the bridge humbucker.

Lowest/Last position=The whole bridge humbucker.

Anyway. This is what I was taught. I think I could be wrong though.


Quote by RJP
Yes 5 combinations! You can split the coils.
Also, seljer, have done that but can't quite tell if some are off....


If they are on, won't the piece of metal stick to the pole?

-DS
Last edited by Drop Subject at May 14, 2006,
#6
^ It will stick anyway, on or off.
But it will make the clicking sound if it's on.
The off ones won't.
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#7
Quote by Sir Edwin CBE
2 humbuckers = 3 different combinations, not 5.


No; 2 humbuckers could have rediculous amounts of combinations (if you have a coiltap every 5 winds, for example).
#8
tap on the humbuckers with your fingernail...the one thats on will click almost like tapping a mic.
#9
Can humbukers, when split, stay half on? i.e. one half full on, the other half slightlt on?
Cheers.