#1
My guitar has coil tap(not split). Do i need to worry about problems with not being able to coil tap?

Can i even fit emgs into my guitar? I'm not completely sure if i could with the way the wood is shaped.

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Ibanez RGA121 Prestige
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Line 6 Pod XT Live
Ibanez AEL20E Acoustic-Electric
#4
Quote by Fallenblood
Nope, you can't. The sound from the two coils is electronically mixed so coil tap/split is impossible.


well, emg just came out with the emg 89, which is coil splittable, i was just wondering if that pick up was necessary if i wanted to put an emg 81/85 combo in my guitar...
Gear:
Ibanez RGA121 Prestige
Roland Cube 30X
Line 6 Pod XT Live
Ibanez AEL20E Acoustic-Electric
#7
this might be stupid but what's the difference between coil tap and split?i thought they meant the same thing
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#8
Coil tapping is lowering the output of the humbucker, although the two coils are on. The sound is closer to a Single Coil. Coil Split is when one coil is off and the other on.
#9
Quote by SomeDude49
well, emg just came out with the emg 89, which is coil splittable, i was just wondering if that pick up was necessary if i wanted to put an emg 81/85 combo in my guitar...

It didn't just come out, it's been out for quite a while. The 89 is like an 85 in humbucker mode, in single coils it's an SA.
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#10
is coil tap still different than when you have them in parallel?
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#11
coil tap only uses part of both coils

coil split only uses one.

better amp is your priority though
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#12
the 89 has been out for ages, my ESP Custom has the 89 in neck, i like it more then the 85..or 60.
#13
Quote by thellamaking
Coil tapping is lowering the output of the humbucker, although the two coils are on. The sound is closer to a Single Coil. Coil Split is when one coil is off and the other on.

No, a coil tap is when you less of a single coil's windings. Never seen a coil tap for a humbucker. And it doesn't sound closer to a single coil, but there is less output.

Coil split is what companies are usually talking about when they say their guitar has a coil tap, if it's equipped with humbuckers. I have yet to see a real coil tap on a production line guitar.
#14
TS, your guitar doesn't have a coil tap, it has a coil split. Either way, you can't split the standard EMG's - the 89 is specifically designed for it and there's a spilttable 81 coming aout apparently.

Given the rest of your rig there's little point installing active pickups.
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#15
A quick point about the EMG 89 - it's a stacked pickup, essentially containing an EMG 85 and an EMG SA. Try to think of it as being 'dual mode' instead of splittable. When you hit a toggle, you switch from the humbucker to the single coil; you don't split the 'bucker.