Originally Posted by Stealth
I'm sorry, I should've specified - I know the series/parallel modes are vastly different. My question should've been "in series mode with the layout pickup-tone-pickup-tone-volume-jack, wouldn't you essentially have both tone pots and caps in parallel to the entire circuit thereby getting the effect of half a pot and twice the cap?"
Also, what would provide isolation for the two adjacent pickups so each tone control would only be affected by its own pickup? Would the tones be wired like volume pots (as voltage dividers) with the cap on the grounding lug to provide isolation?
Its the series wiring itself that allows the tones to only affect their own pickups even when both are on.
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