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Coil Tap

Nov 10, 2015
Coil Tap
  • Original: A pickup designed with a 3rd (or more) lead "tapped" in between the start and finish of the winding resulting in essentially two starts to the coil and functionally two different coil lengths within a single coil - thereby creating different tone. More common in older pickups - rare these days.

    Common use currently: Separating the coils of a Dual coil pickup so only one coil reads the strings.