#1
I searched for any info on UG, and found sparse amounts.

I'm thinking of buying an ibanez RG 321, mahogany body, only about $200, wizard II neck, 2 humbuckers, fixed bridge, 24 frets. Trying to get a paul gilbert-like sound without a giant price tag.

Anyways. Could I (keyword I...and my engineer dad) coil tap those 2 humsuckers? I might replace them with dimarzios, would it still be easy? I've read something about 4 wire conductors..Something along those lines. Would the sound I get be any good with some drive?
Would I be able to still use my humbucker as it is, then switch to either (or one) of the single coils in it? I'm REALLY new to this. But google and UG didn't have much, so I figured I would ask!

Thanks!!
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#2
Yes, but i think that guitar already has a 5 way doesnt it?

but you could get a 5 way switch or push pull pots on your guitar.
#3
Oh holy craptickets. You are correct! so does this mean that it is "pre coil tapped" if you will?

I'm..very..very new to this concept. Until I read your post, I thought 99% of dual humbucket guitars came with only 3 way switches! Thanks!

More info!
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I don't know what that shit (racer x or paul gilbert) sounds like.

Quote by DSchmitty
Gilbert is a bad riff writer.


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Mids - 0
Volume - 0
'Tude - 10
Whiny Voice - 10
Panties - White

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#4
The correct term is Coil Split. Coil tapped is for single coils, and the tap makes it so the pickup uses less windings on the coil.
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#5
You mean coil split right?

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#6
What you could do is get 2 DPDT switches and put it on one one coil's wire. Killswitch one coil, it's split! Or get a 3-way switch for each humbucker.
#7
Sounds good. I did a little more research on dimarzio's website, so I'm getting the gist. Anyone have any paragraphs of info I can add the the first post for people like me?
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Quote by imgooley
I don't know what that shit (racer x or paul gilbert) sounds like.

Quote by DSchmitty
Gilbert is a bad riff writer.


Quote by JeffWiredBeck24

Treble - 0
Bass - 0
Mids - 0
Volume - 0
'Tude - 10
Whiny Voice - 10
Panties - White

Quote by Shabadoo
I brake for huge nuts