is this technicly possible?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Da Funk Docta, Jul 8, 2004.

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    on this picture, it it possible to have a single coil pickup that can be switched to a split coil useing a switch?
    for example: if i had the switch in order from left to right it would be
    neck/split coil/both single coils/bridge
    is that possible? would it end up sounding like a p bass?
    would there be a hum issue?
    what if the pickups were humbuckers, would that matter?
    thanks for reading such a foolish idea (lol)
  2. Actually, if that were to work, that would be a great idea. I'm guessing the neck pickup would have to be broken into 2 individual single coils, and I wonder if that'll still get the J pickup tone. If it does, that would rock!
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I suppose it would, and I've been pondering it for some time. The best thing to wrok with right now is Aero's Split J pickup that's basically a P in a jazz casing. Slap two of those together with a rotary switch, I think you could do just about anything... J/J, P, Reverse P, Single J, Humbucker, etc. With coil tapping, switching, etc...