#1
i've got an ibanez s1220 prestige and i want to know what exactly is meant to happen when i pull the tone pot up???
#4
Strictly speaking it's a coil split, it bypasses one of the coils of the humbucker to give you a more single coilish sound - a coil tap is slightly different.
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Strictly speaking it's a coil split, it bypasses one of the coils of the humbucker to give you a more single coilish sound - a coil tap is slightly different.

What's the difference between them? I always though they were the same.
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The coil split is the common one - where you split a humbucker. A coil tap bypasses some of the windings on a coil to reduce the output so is usually only found on single coil pickups...basically there's a second wire that comes off somewhere in the middle of the coil.
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#7
The tone pots are usually wired push pull, for the pick ups in series parallel or in phase or out of phase, usually the volume pots are wired for coil splits.
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Strictly speaking it's a coil split, it bypasses one of the coils of the humbucker to give you a more single coilish sound - a coil tap is slightly different.


+1. and it'll still have hum.
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The coil split is the common one - where you split a humbucker. A coil tap bypasses some of the windings on a coil to reduce the output so is usually only found on single coil pickups...basically there's a second wire that comes off somewhere in the middle of the coil.


+1 too.

the guitar manufacturers, for reasons that I can only assume include being retarded, seem to think the terms coil tap and coil split can be used interchangeably, but they're different.
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