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hey hey peeps

im gettin a new guitar soon, i fink im gona go 4 the ibanez s470 but i want to change he pick-ups and maybe add a coil tap to it cuz on my indie custom it has a coil tap and i find this a cool fing to have...

so 1st off can any 1 rekonmend what type of pick-ups i should go 4?....i play mainly rock music but it varies frm rhcp, avenged sevenfold, greenday,fratellis, velvet revolver etc

and 2ndly is ther anything i should no about adding a coil tap? obviously i not gona do it yself but is ther any draw bcks of fitting a coil tap to a guitar that wasnt designed with 1?

advice please...

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Ibanez offer a number of S models with coil-SPLIT options. If you want to replace the pickups before even playing the guitar, be my guest.
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Ibanez offer a number of S models with coil-SPLIT options. If you want to replace the pickups before even playing the guitar, be my guest.


It is also called a coil tap sometimes btw

Anyway, yes, Ibanez offers guitars with coil-tap options but not the "S" Series. The "SA" Series do however, and they have the same shape, just a different bridge.

Oh, and do fix your grammar please
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It is also called a coil tap sometimes btw

Anyway, yes, Ibanez offers guitars with coil-tap options but not the "S" Series. The "SA" Series do however, and they have the same shape, just a different bridge.

Oh, and do fix your grammar please

God, I don't want to **** with this right now.

A coil tap is a lead taken from the middle of a wind of a pup that you can wire to let you use just the virst bit of the winds, or all of the winds. A coil split is a lead taken after the first coil of a 'bucker, but before the seccond, letting you "split" the coil for use as a single coild pickup.

And pardon me, I refer to all Sabers (S, SA, SZ) as S's, to save my own time.
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God, I don't want to **** with this right now.

A coil tap is a lead taken from the middle of a wind of a pup that you can wire to let you use just the virst bit of the winds, or all of the winds. A coil split is a lead taken after the first coil of a 'bucker, but before the seccond, letting you "split" the coil for use as a single coild pickup.

And pardon me, I refer to all Sabers (S, SA, SZ) as S's, to save my own time.



hmm... i was under the impression that they were different terms for the same thing... oh well.

And i was being a bit pedantic, clarifying your info for the benefit of TS. Not saying you were wrong per se.
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You won't need to "add" anything even if you do change pickups, the default wiring on an S spilts the bridge pickup in position 2.
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A coil tap is a lead taken from the middle of a wind of a pup that you can wire to let you use just the virst bit of the winds, or all of the winds. A coil split is a lead taken after the first coil of a 'bucker, but before the seccond, letting you "split" the coil for use as a single coild pickup.
Hey, I didn't know that. Would you have any sound samples where I could hear the differences.

I suppose you could install both systems to get four different sounds out of one humbucker, right?

Thanks for the info.
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^^ Actually, a coil tap sounds like a weak humbucker IMO. It's nowhere close to a true split-coil sound.

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^^ Actually, a coil tap sounds like a weak humbucker IMO. It's nowhere close to a true split-coil sound.

I aggree. A coil tap would be best on an overwound bridge pup in an SSS strat. It's more of an option for old farts like me who like strats.
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A coil tap is a lead taken from the middle of a wind of a pup that you can wire to let you use just the virst bit of the winds, or all of the winds. A coil split is a lead taken after the first coil of a 'bucker, but before the seccond, letting you "split" the coil for use as a single coild pickup.


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You won't need to "add" anything even if you do change pickups, the default wiring on an S spilts the bridge pickup in position 2.


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