#1
I want to do a mod on my guitar so I can do a coil tap and get single coil sounds out of my Tone Zone. Right now my volume knob isn't a push pull.

So would it work if i replace it with this?
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-500kOhm-Potentiometer-Audio-TaperPushPullShort-Shaft?sku=306113

And even though it's by Gibson it would still work on my LTD right
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#3
u mean coil split?

it would work. dimarzio has a cheaper one i think. $20 for it is ridiculous.
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#4
A push pull pot is about 12 bucks most places, but you do have to make sure its the right amount of ohms.
#5
usually 500k, and I think 250k if you are looking for a warmer tone.
#6
Ah, well I'll have to settle for $20 now cause of the situation I'm in.

But yeah, 500 ohms is good for humbuckers right? That's what most factory spec humbucker potentiometers usually come in? cause i don't want to swap it out and suddenly there's a sudden unwanted change in tone
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#7
I personally prefer a parallel/series switch...split humbuckers sound great with a middle single, but not so great on their own.
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#8
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I personally prefer a parallel/series switch...split humbuckers sound great with a middle single, but not so great on their own.

+1 - That's what I use.

12 bucks? I get my push/pulls for much cheaper! smallbearelec.com carries them now, I think, for a great and reasonable price.

http://www.smallbearelec.com/Detail.bok?no=619
#9
Do you mean a 5 way switch for my 2 humbuckers?


Actually I was thinking about that alternatively..maybe I could do that instead.
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#10
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Ah, well I'll have to settle for $20 now cause of the situation I'm in.

But yeah, 500 ohms is good for humbuckers right? That's what most factory spec humbucker potentiometers usually come in? cause i don't want to swap it out and suddenly there's a sudden unwanted change in tone



yeah most humbuckers are 500k, a few are 1M. Just look on the bottom of the pot you remove and it should be printed there (though maybe covered up by solder for the ground wires.) chance are that you can google your guitar model to find out too.
#12
Nevermind, I'll just stick with the push pull pot from Gibson, it's hard to get good quality ones in where i live, and a friend of mine had a relative coming in from the states, so i can't wait for backorders on Dimarzio's

Thinking of using it for the neck actually, so i can get a nice sound for blues and jazz and things among that nature.
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#14
Actually I haven't heard of those series/parallel switches

can you explain?
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#15
Well, series is how a humbucker is normally wired. Parallel makes the tone brighter, and more like a single coil, but it's still hum canceling. Also, your tone keeps its "body".
I often find that a coil split sounds thin, and doesn't quite measure up to a real single coil. So the addition of hum isn't really worth it. You'll find that I posted a wiring diagram above.

By the way, does your pickup even have 4 wires? You need those, first.
#16
oh i see.

Do you have a link where i can get it, like off musiciansfriend or something online store?

I guess my Breed Neck has 4 wires, on the description it says "4-conductor wiring coil enables cool "notch tone" coil-splitting."
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