#1
how do the sounds differ from the top single coil to the bottom single coil in a humbucker?

i want a more classic strat sound when i split the pickup, which should i choose?

for the neck pickup?

for the bridge pickup?
Last edited by avka0628 at Jun 2, 2008,
#3
i mean for each pickup, im having both humbuckers split.

i dont know which single coil to have in use.
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I kinda doubt there would be much of an audible difference. Who knows though...
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Generally, for the neck pickup you want the coil nearest to the neck to be the active one, and for the bridge pickup you go for the one nearest the centre (away from the bridge) for a more Strat-like tone, or the one nearer the bridge for more of a twangy Telecaster-type tone (especially if your bridge pickup is much hotter than your neck pickup).
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the only time there would be an audible difference is with unevenly wound coils (burstbucker, etc...)
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how do the sounds differ from the top single coil to the bottom single coil in a humbucker?

i want a more classic strat sound when i split the pickup, which should i choose?

for the neck pickup?

for the bridge pickup?
usually the slug coil is farthest from the bridge, so that's a better coil to use as a single at the bridge. a HB sits closer to the bridge than a single, so the lower strings would sound very "brittle" if you use the closest coil.

The neck pickup won't matter all that much, but if you use the slug coil from the bridge as a single, use the screw coil on the neck. that way they'll hum-cancel when used together.
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