#1
Okay, i'm thinking of a pickup change. I think im getting an emerald bareknuckle for my neck positions, i like its bite. But im unsure about what to get for my bridge. I want something that is as warm and thin-sounding as possible, to get as close to the single-coil sound as possible with a humbucker.

Any ideas?


Thanks
Last edited by taper_fra_nord at Jun 22, 2006,
#3
Warm and thin sounding don't usually go together...
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#4
To get the sound you're looking for, you'll have to do a simple modification. Buy a vintage, low output humbucker -- preferably something with an alnico II magnet(s) -- and install a push-pull pot for coil tapping. That way you'll be able to turn one coil off and get the single coil sound. Or you can wire it for in phase/out of phase, which out of phase results in a nasal, thin sound. Then you can get warmer, full humbucker tones by turning the coil splitting or out of phase off.
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#5
^ that's what I'd do (coil tap). Or you could even have both (tap and phase)
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#6
Quote by Dirk Gently
To get the sound you're looking for, you'll have to do a simple modification. Buy a vintage, low output humbucker -- preferably something with an alnico II magnet(s) -- and install a push-pull pot for coil tapping. That way you'll be able to turn one coil off and get the single coil sound. Or you can wire it for in phase/out of phase, which out of phase results in a nasal, thin sound. Then you can get warmer, full humbucker tones by turning the coil splitting or out of phase off.


Good call. The Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro might be a good choice for that.
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#7
Quote by Dirk Gently
To get the sound you're looking for, you'll have to do a simple modification. Buy a vintage, low output humbucker -- preferably something with an alnico II magnet(s) -- and install a push-pull pot for coil tapping. That way you'll be able to turn one coil off and get the single coil sound. Or you can wire it for in phase/out of phase, which out of phase results in a nasal, thin sound. Then you can get warmer, full humbucker tones by turning the coil splitting or out of phase off.


Okay, thanks man : ) Okay, i was thinking of ordering an emerald for the neck position (bareknuckle) and maybe a mule with the coil splitting feature for the bridge position. Does that sound okay?