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noob question about coil tapping

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by guamaniantree, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. I know that with a humbucking pick-up(with the right wiring) you can select either coil separately or both together, But is it possible to get a humbucker to be like a P-bass Pick-up? By that i mean select the first two of the neck coil and the opposite two of the bridge coil.
    And is it possible to have one pick-up do all 7 of those configurations with a switch or something?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Delano quad-coils come to mind, if you're up for the wiring headache.
  3. RyreInc


    May 11, 2006
    Kalamazoo, MI
    If I understand you correctly, you want a MM with four coils, and want to tap it diagonally. i.e. four coils ::, tapped .' or '. instead of :

    This would depend on how the magnets were arranged. Some configurations would lead to hum-aiding instead of cancelling.

    I haven't tried anything like this myself, but it seems like all of these different possible configurations would sound nearly identical to each other. If I were you I'd stick to at most one coil tap and a series/parallel switch. All of that extra switching won't add much of anything except complexity.

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