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agileHORSE

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4 conductor vs. 2 braided
« on: August 11, 2005, 01:46:08 AM »
OK, I know next to nothing of how a 4 conductor or a 2 braided differ.  I read the FAQs and searched the forum, but I couldn't find anything that just straight up told me (in lamens terms, haha) what the difference is.  I am looking at a Warpig because not only do the sound clips sound great, I play a lot of heavier stuff on guitar and love a 'Invader' (sorry) tone/balls....but I want something better (than seymour, that is).  Hopefully that will help in aiding me to pick between 4 or 2 conductor(s)?  Thanks and anything would be appriciated.

Afghan Dave

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005, 04:45:44 AM »
Welcome agileHORSE!

Simple,

4 conductor allows you to split the coils - which a Warpig does very well - good for a Strat with a 5 way or any Hum/single/Hum such as an Ibanez RG

2 conductor is simple full bore HB and sits well with a 3 way switch 2HB
guitar like a Les Paul

I always buy 4 conductor and tape 2 of the wires together but it allows for any future installations / choices I might make.

BTW - You'll love your 'pig for life...

Hope that helps
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HJM

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 07:09:02 AM »
A 'pig is for life, not just for Christmas....I can see a whole new BKP advertising campaign!!!!
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Ratrod

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 05:07:51 PM »
Quote from: HJM
A 'pig is for life, not just for Christmas....I can see a whole new BKP advertising campaign!!!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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agileHORSE

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2005, 11:28:07 PM »
would buying a 4 conductor and taping the 2 wires together do anything to the sound though?  I am still looking for a clean tone pickup (not sure HB or single, most likely HB) that will sound not only good normal and compliment the immense amount of tapping I do (thinking Miracle Man) but I want something that will still sound sick whilst running with the 'Pig.

PhilKing

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2005, 01:45:56 AM »
The sound should be the same, the pickup leads are not very long so moving the join between the wires 6-12 inches will not be a problem.  

Tim just told me that they have new thinner 4 conductor wire, so the problem of narrow wiring channels shoudn't be an issue now.  That decided me to get my Warpig with 4 wire.  Then if I want to put a push pull pot for series/parallel, I can do it later (it is going in the bridge of an Explorer).
So many pickups, so little time

Ratrod

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2005, 06:46:50 PM »
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(it is going in the bridge of an Explorer).


Clips! We want clips! Would you please make us some clips?
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PhilKing

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2005, 01:00:03 PM »
Quote from: Ratrod
Quote from: PhilKing
(it is going in the bridge of an Explorer).


Clips! We want clips! Would you please make us some clips?


Everything is coming over from the UK, I am hoping the pickups and guitar arrive at the same time.  Though it is taking so long with the shipping that I think the pickups might get here first!  

As soon as everything arrives I will do something (though to tell you the truth, the pickups I want to really put on are the Pig-90 on my LP Junior and the 'aged' apache set on my 57 strat).
So many pickups, so little time