#1
does anybody know where to find a triple coil pickup? (looks like three single coils next to eachother)
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#3
That looks more like a humbucker and a single-coil next to each other. But I'm just going by the screws next to the pick-up/s
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#6
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its called a motherbucker, look it up on like google

nah a motherbucker is the same size of a regular humbucker. Yeah it is probably a humbucker and a single coil next to each other?
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#7
Looking at the height adjustment screws it appears to be a humbucker and a single. There's a selector switch (I assume) but I wonder if the middle setting is a kill switch...

It probably sounds like a bridge hum, position 2 of a fat strat, and a bridge single depending on how it switches.
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#8
Quote by GnGonzalesjoe
nah a motherbucker is the same size of a regular humbucker. Yeah it is probably a humbucker and a single coil next to each other?

he asked where to find a pickup with 3 singlecoils, so searching motherbucker might help. so even if that picture is of a humbucker and a singlecoil, thats not really what hes asking for. im almost 100% sure a motherbucker isnt the same size as a regular humbucker, they do make "motherbuckers" with a singlecoil and a singlecoil sized humbucker (hotrails i think) but there not real motherbuckers. i might be wrong, if i am sorry i doubted you lol
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#9
Quote by GnGonzalesjoe
nah a motherbucker is the same size of a regular humbucker. Yeah it is probably a humbucker and a single coil next to each other?


maybe it a triple coil pickup too, maybe it has a 3-way switch, one position for every pup
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#10

this is a bass pickup with three coils, so, do they make these for a guitar?
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#11
having 2 coils is there to eliminate the hum from nearby electronics, hence the name humbucker. having a triple coil pickup is basicly going to have the same sound, so its not really worth it IMO unless you just want the look. of course you may think they sound better, in which case im gonna shut up. well, i think ibanez used to make guitars with 3 coil pickups, but i cant seem to find them. i thinks its worth looking in to, but for the life of me i cant remember what model it was that had them.
#12

i searched on google images for "motherbucker" and got this. still can't find where to get these pickups, or how to wire them. Anybody know how to wire pickups together? (like three or four single coils)
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#14
a motherbucker has 4 coils but is the same size as a humbucker
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#15
LOL, that's just crazy.

So the guitar from spinal tap (the orange red one) has 8 singlecoils? lol j/k

It's probably 3 single coils, either way, it won't be humbucking unless one of them is magnetically neutral, which means useless.
#16
i think each of the coils has a killswitch, so you get a bunch of different pickup combinations, any idea how to wire single coils together and wire them to killswitches?
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#17
The 1987 Ibanez 540 Pro has 1 humbucker + 1 single coil just like pic below. It includes 2 pickup switch, a 3-way mini switch and a 2-way mini switch. This would probably closely resembles a H-S guitar but not the same IMO.


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#18
could you make a schematic for wiring a humbucker and a single together? i'd like to make one with some kind of switch combination so i could single out each coil or mix them together.
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#19
It woudn't sound the same as a guitar with 3 SC pickups close together, that's for sure. For the most part, when you're 'combining' pickups with your guitar's switch, you're essentially connecting the pickups in parallel with each other. Note that doesn't reduce the hum of the guitar at all, and can actually make it worse in some cases. If the coils are used in 'bucker' mode, coils will be wired in series, which basically produces a higher output.

Now I'm sure the wiring capabilities on a pickup like that are pretty limitless, giving you the option of mixing and matching coils in different configurations. But as a basic, pickup, this would be one loud motherphucker.
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#20
Quote by shredmeiser101
does anybody know where to find a triple coil pickup? (looks like three single coils next to eachother)


if you're just gonna put your coils like this, dont you think its a sad waste that you cant change your sound anymore depending on where you pluck the strings? (between neck and bridge)
#22
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i searched on google images for "motherbucker" and got this. still can't find where to get these pickups, or how to wire them. Anybody know how to wire pickups together? (like three or four single coils)


that is just a humbucker and a single coil next to each other. Under the photo where that photo came from it says MM's Motherbucker. MM's maybe means Mighty Mite.
On ebay you can buy a pair of MM Motherbucker that looks exactly like those in the photo . Add a mighty mite white single coil and you got what's in that photo.
http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTHERBUCKER-HUMBUCKER-GUITAR-PICKUPS-WHITE_W0QQitemZ230016917107QQihZ013QQcategoryZ41426QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
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#23
anyone got a schematic for wiring a humbucker and a single-coil together? and how to wire it to three separate kill switches.
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#24
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anyone got a schematic for wiring a humbucker and a single-coil together? and how to wire it to three separate kill switches.

why three kill switch?
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#25
Uh... the humbucker sounds hotter than the single coil, right? Maybe the triple coil sounds even hotter. I saw a triple-coil model that can fit into a humbucker spot. I would reccomend that for those who wish to try that three-coil action. It's best to try that first unless you want to risk the entire guitar.