#1
Well, what's the difference? I'm talking both scientifically and in terms of sound.

P.S.: Is this the right forum?
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#2
Are you talking about speakers?

Parallel is louder than series, that's all I know.



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#3
Are you talking about pickups? speakers? lightbulbs?

@p.stick- no, series is louder... because with series you get the sum of the output of the pickups or speakers or whatever, in parallel you get the reciprocal of their output (like 1/output i think)
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#4
I'm talking about pickups. I guess I should've made that clear.
Bands to see before I die:
Iron Maiden
Foo Fighters
Megadeth
Reel Big Fish
Rush
Streetlight Manifesto

Gear:
Epi LP Standard
Washburn Strat
Line 6 Spider (Yes, I know it's bad)

GAS:
Ibanez RG3570Z
Digitech Whammy
#5
Seeing as it's in EG, I'm gonna guess it's about pickups. Series, like Blompcube said, is one after another. You connect the ground of one coil to the hot of the other, giving you a humbucker. Parallel is done by connecting the grounds of two coils together, then connecting the hots. Parallel is like the neck/mid or mid/brige combo on a Strat. Actually, it's like most pickup combinations on nearly all guitars.

EDIT: OK, it is about pickups.
#6
The difference in sound is Series gives a louder, hotter tone which is good for distortion, parallel will have more high end and less output, better for cleans.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#7
^^ Nah, parallel's good for messing about with ohmages.

Stereo is different, it's not just how many speakers you've got.
#8
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Parallel is like the neck/mid or mid/brige combo on a Strat.

What does that sound like? I'm not too familiar with Strat sounds as I'm more of a Les Paul guy, and the middle pickup on my cheap Strat copy is shot.
Bands to see before I die:
Iron Maiden
Foo Fighters
Megadeth
Reel Big Fish
Rush
Streetlight Manifesto

Gear:
Epi LP Standard
Washburn Strat
Line 6 Spider (Yes, I know it's bad)

GAS:
Ibanez RG3570Z
Digitech Whammy
#9
^ You know the Sultans of Swing solo? That's the mid/bridge combo. It's a funky, 'thin' sound. Kinda hard to describe, really, but it's pretty distinctive.