Coil split two pickups with one switch?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Stupid question...

    Can you coil split two pickups, specifically Nordstrand Fatstacks with one switch? I'm pretty sure it's possible, but I can't find wiring diagrams on the usual sites. They mostly have diagrams with switches for each pickup.

  2. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Do you want to be able to move the switch and have both pups go from HB to SC at the same time?

    If so use a 4PDT switch. It's basically two DPDT's as used in std coilsplitting, but all in one housing and with 12 terminals instead of 6.





    Imagine gluing two DPDT's together and wire up as per diagrams on Bart, SD, DM sites. Looking at the above 4PDT, wire neck to 2 rows of 3 terminals, and bridge to the other 2 rows.

    Note DPDT is photographed laying on it's side (90*) relative to the 4PDT photo.

    As for where to get one, I'm not in the US, so google should bring up something.
  3. You should be able to do it with any normal DPDT switch. All you are doing it shorting one coil from each pickup to ground.
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Many thanks. I've seen it done before, but couldn't find the diagrams. Appreciate the help.