(This is a question not a build). A few days ago, I bought two humbuckers (they came in packs and where cheaper). I replaced the bridge one, it sounded great. But when I choose the other positions (i have a cheap fat strat) it sounds horrible. So on to the question, If I butchered the neck humbucker into two single coils would they work?
not unless you re wound them no
you could do a coil tap and have only one side of the humbucker working at one time. http://alexplorer.net/guitar/mods/coiltap.html this place tells you about it