Now coil 1 can influence the circuit as much or as little as we want! There is a black and a white for coil 1 and a black and white for coil 2. I chose this over having fully independent volumes in parallel mode so that the volume controls will work independently when you switch to series connection mode. Essentially, when the tubes are just breaking up, you can get a more overdriven sound by turning the volume knob up a little and then get a cleaner sound by turning down. If the guitar has 2 tones you can have your cake and eat it calorie free. Most likely, the main output wires are backwards.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for pointing that out. The thing to look for is the connection between the two coils. I've asked for years in these kind of threads and no one really knows. Running on battery power in the desert would eliminate the hum.
At the bridge the string can't move as much, so it is inherently lower volume unless you adjust that pickup closer to the strings. In all of these configurations, there is a 5 position switch that allows to choose to use any 2 adjacent pickups or any 1 alone. Where can I add a variable resistor to the coil tap on this type of switch? After that is complete, you can wrap the tape back around the pickup. Alternate volume control wiring: You can wire both of the volume controls of a Les Paul or any other dual volume control instrument so that you can blend the volume of the pickups independently. Usually, a wiring setup that gives you the option of having the 2 pickups in series will either disable the pickup selector switch when the in-series switch is engaged or the in-series connection only works when the pickup selector switch is in the Neck only position when the in-series switch is engaged the other 2 positions are the Bridge pickup only. You could wire the 2 humbuckers to act as single coils together or independently exactly as I have done in this -ible.
If you're just adding a switch like I did, then all that's left to do is connect the new wire from the pickup to one side of the switch and a wire from the other side of the switch to ground. If all you want is to turn your humbuckers into single coils you can pull that off in about 20 minutes with nothing more than a small piece of wire! After this one new wire, we're done inside the pickup! A pickup is a moving target and has a different impedance at different frequencies A 500K volume and 500K tone is not the same as a 250K load. Just a thought, use a no load tone pot in the 2nd tone position and the humbucker will see the same as 2 500 k pots. Would seem to be a no-brainer on a cheap guitar, but totally stupid on any expensive one. Whatever the case, you need to get a new wire soldered at the connection point between the two coils.
If your pickup is like mine, that just involves soldering another wire onto the same joint where the 2 white wires meet. Best to do it to an outer pickup i. You guys need to consider all the factors involved too. You can fix microphonic feedback by wax-potting it. It sounded really good with a '59 bucker. With very low resistance here, coil 1 will have an easier path to ground, so it will have much less influence. A hint taken from a review of a new signature guitar prompted me to see how his original guitar is wired.
It would be very cool to hear about the results people are getting with different configurations. If you are not using a tone and want to mimic a tone pots load on 10. I-5400 How to wire for great tone! My biggest concern is getting everything connected in an efficient layout wires, capacitors, resistors. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. There's a really similar diagram from John Suhr.
If you are using 20ft of cable it is very handy when you dont want to loose all your high end as you roll down the volume. I'm pretty positive that this is it. The greater the value of the resistance the more of Coil 1's signal will go through coil 2 and the more influence coil 1 will have to the overall circuit. This is a really worthwhile and fairly inexpensive modification that turns your Volume knob into a very useful tool. Basically a stock strat wiring. If you use this approach, you can deconstruct your wiring down to the most basic components, heck, even try wiring each pickup directly to your output jack. I'll have to open up my Suhr Pro Strat to see how and where they place all of the components Hopefully everything works the first time, because it looks way over my head to try and troubleshoot.
Humbuckers can typically be adjusted closer to the strings than single-coils, since they don't have as much focused magnetic pull. But if it works for you, great, and your maths make perfect sense. Even if it's just to keep the guitar quiet when you're not playing. Anything else is just guessing, and you might be up all night doing this. Also, I've been looking closer the diagram I found: Correct me if I'm wrong but, the capacitor i don't need is the one with along the middle bridge cable? I took this screenshot of the humbucker manufacturer pdf As you can see, green and meshed wire go soldered together to the volume pot. It might not be needed.
Please read my above post A tone pot only gives a parallel load at some frequencies. The buzz is in there; you just have to find it. Often, the pickup will be wrapped in some tape that can be carefully removed to expose the wires. There are many factors that could determine the wiring method that could best work for you not excluding cables, cable length, treble bleeds, pickup construction, what single coils you are mixing in etc etc etc. If you have a guitar with dual-coil pickups, or humbuckers, you can easily modify the wiring to allow you to use just one of the coils on each pickup instead of both coils.