Hi all, I had this idea for an MM/P hybrid, sick and twisted I know, but is it electronically feasible? EDIT: What I'm trying to do here is finding passive setups that kinda work the same way as a preamp by selective cutting (apparent "bass boost" to the single coil sound by cutting just one of the coils' treble and midrange in series, bass "tightening" + apparent "mid boost" by putting one of the two coils slightly out of phase with the other one at the expense of some bass on that coil in parallel, a ToneStyler instead of a standard tone control, which retains much more mids and has a nice slight boost (resonant peak induced by the capacitor) right at the cutoff frequency of every position) You've got your series humbucker, your parallel humbucker, your single coil (which in this is split and oriented like reverse p split coil), and every sound in between thanks to the spin-a-split (at 8 or 7 you've got a softer, more polite vintage sounding humbucker, at 2 or 3 a single coil sound with a bit more body and mids), then you've got OMG mode like on the G&L L1000, which is basically a "single coil with bass boost" sound, by connecting in series the preferred coil (reverse P) with just the low end of the other coil, huge and thunderous yet still plenty of clarity and the spin-a-split allows you to adjust the amount of low end from 1 to 10, therefore basically making it like a bass "boost knob" for the single coil sound. Then the rickenbacker style cap mod, which is loved by many as it gives back mids to parallel mode at the expense of some bass on parallel wired dual pickup basses, so why would it not work on a parallel humbucker? You connect the cap to only one of the two coils, which loses all bass and when wired with the other pickup the two arent perfectly in phase with each other, so, you lose SOME bass and get a lot of mids back from the scoop created by the parallel wiring, but without losing its glassiness and clarity. It's instant metal sound basically. For some genres you gotta pull some low end out and rely on mids. It's been done by Rickenbacker since the 4001 and many people do it on all sprts of 2 pickup basses. We're talking about the two coils of a humbucker here, but it should work about the same way. So. You want the glassy highs and full lows of a parallel humbucker for most of the show but need some extra mids and grit at some point? Turn on the rick cap. You need the single coil for most of the show and need some extra clank and harmonic content for some very in your face pieces? Put the coils in parallel with the ric cap on and the spin-a-split at 0 and start rolling up until you like it. You use the hot series mode most of the time for aggressive music and need something sweeter and a litttle open but the single coil is downright too brittle for the music you play? Run the coils in series with the spin-a-split at 2 or 3 for a slightly thicker, yet unmistakably in the single coil ballpark sound. Use the classic spanky and dynamic sounding single coil or parallel most of the times, but need an extra push in the lows for a riff or a chorus? Turn on the OMG mode, start rolling the spin-a-split til where you like it. You pull the spin-a split knob to activate either of the "special sound" you need, the OMG mode or the Rick mode, depending on where the 2-position near slider switch is set. The one in place of the output jack takes the spin-a-split and capacitors completely out, so you can just set them for what you need (you can choose between standard spin-a-split, OMG mode, Rick zing), leave it like that and then switch between your "regular" meat and potatoes sound and that specific setup whenever you need just with the flick of a switch near your tone pot, and perhaps another one on the three way slider switch. Sounds pretty useful to me.