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Delano Quad Coil tonal differences?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tubby.twins, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. tubby.twins

    tubby.twins Amateur Pickup Reviewer Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    This question is for any of you who have Delano's SBC pickups as a quad-coil humbucker, not their "dual twin coil humcancellers".

    Do you notice any significant difference in tone between "single" coil and both coils in parallel?

    I've got one Delano SBC "Driver" edition pickup for 5-string in a quad-coil model, and I'm not really hearing much difference between these two settings. I haven't tried it in "series" mode yet, but I would expect to hear a boost in volume if I did.

    The pickup is mounted on a fretless bass near the "sweet spot" between typical neck and bridge locations. It sounds very warm and detailed, but I was hoping to get a bigger difference in tone between two settings (without a corresponding boost in volume for the "series" setting).
  2. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
  3. Hi, old thread, but I decided to put Delano SBC drivers in my bass, and note sure should I buy dual coils or quads.

    quads are $50 (in Europe) more, is is worth it? what would I get with quads and would I loose something comparing to standard ones?