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would a lane poor split coil mm pup work in a flea bass?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 513rocks.com, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. 513rocks.com

    513rocks.com Supporting Member

    Sep 22, 2004
    Mason, Ohio
    what exactly is a split coil musicman style? how is it different than a dual coil mm style pickup? ive been looking for a lane poor pup for a modulus flea bass. i found one but its split coil. would it work
  2. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    Split coil refers to splitting a coil but most often is expressed to actually mean a dual coil ran in single coil mode - which requires at least 4 leads. Some dual coil pickups, including most LP MM's, only have two leads (plus ground) and cannot be split. Either pup will work in any bass if the pup works.

    A bass is functionally a bass, Flea Mod or not. Split coil has some misunderstandings behind it referencing something rarely seen in a bass today - a coil tap.

    The Bass Tone Glossary is a good reference for terms.
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    As Ron said, it will work. The stock LP's that came in modulus flea basses did not have split coil, and were hardwired in parallel.

    You can either:
    1. Hardwire it in either series or parallel
    2. Put it in with a push/pull switch to switch it between series and parallel.

    It gives a good amount of tonal variety to have those options available - the series mode is more mid heavy.
  4. IFRC that pickup can be run 3 ways

    both coils/back coil/front coil/ which would give you
    Humucker/jazz/jazz closer to the neck/ as far as sounds
    maybe this helps or not