#2
A lot of guitars have coil tapping pickups stock.
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#4
Coil tapping is splitting your humbucker into a single coil.
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Quote by Clay Treznum
So if I have single coils...coil tapping is pointless??


Not possible.
#8
Do you have to have pickups made for coil tapping, or is it the pots that actually split the coils?
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#9
Most name-bran p'ups can be coil tapped. If they are not, the wires that go between the two coils are simply connected together, but with coil tapping, there is a switch, (or push-pull pot) that switches the second coil in or out.
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#10
so does the seymore duncan humbucker in my DK2 have coil taping?
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#11
Quote by YoungPilgrim
Coil tapping is splitting your humbucker into a single coil.


nope thats coil splitting

edit 1:
Quote by Clay Treznum
So if I have single coils...coil tapping is pointless??


no, it could be the sound your looking for

edit 2:
Quote by jmac72187
Not possible.


yes it is

edit 3:
Quote by Xenn99
Do you have to have pickups made for coil tapping, or is it the pots that actually split the coils?


yep the pickups need to be made specifically for being tapped
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#12
if u have a 4 wire humbucker u can split it. u just run the extra wires to a push pull pot u install. at a cost of under $10.
it wont sound exactlly like a humbucker split into a single coil. but it allows for extra tones and thats a cool thing.

if u want top tap into a humbucker ull usually want to order the humbucker from the factory or learn how to add the lead to the coils of the humbucker. u can bleed off the humbucker output from high to low.
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#13
actually if you buy from seymour duncan look for models that have Tapped written next to them usually their found on single coils but i dont know if theyre also available on the humbuckers
#14
SD has a pretty good sales team. u can order taps, high output pups and covers,

all for a price tho.
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#15
well, cmon its a business they gotta make some money for doing stuff different from what they usually sell
#16
Coil tapping cancels out one of the coils so only one coil is used giving it a single coil tone.

Humbuckers are basically just two single coils wired together so they cancel out the hum.

As long as you have four conductor wiring you can coil tap it. Like with gibson pickups you can't because gibson is f***ing retarded and wont get with the time and still uses braided wire.

"nope thats coil splitting"

two words for same thing
#17
wrong sorry. splitting is not tapping and tapping is not cancelling a coil.^

read the other posts.
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#18
arite whats the difference between splitting and tapping...being that i use actives the majority of the time i dont know the difference
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#19
i thought it was pretty clear already but basically

if u have a really strong 4-wire humbucker and u want extra tones out of it.
u can "split" it by wiring it up to a push pull pot. its not a true single coil sound but its an easy mod, and u might like the sound.

to tap, means ur tapping into the humbucker coils. ur running a wire from the coils, and bleeding off the high output, to get a low output sound from that humbucker.
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#21
yeah when u tap into a pickup (run a line to the coil) u can tap it at different spots and get different sounds.
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#22
My understanding is that a Coil Split is when you split a humbucker into a single coil, which is common.

What is not so common is Coil Tap , where a pickup is wound so that it has a Tap and/or extra two wires coming from the coil. You can, through a switch, have the full coil or part of the coil, the tap.

That Coil Tap PU has two options for the output strength so if you have a single coil PU which has a DC resistance of 10K, you could switch (Tap) it so that the PU would have less resistance, for example, 6K. This Coil Tapping is only possible if the PU was wound that way ... very different from Coil Split.