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Marooned Messiah

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« on: April 17, 2005, 07:23:51 AM »
would you mind just listing out every possible thing I should need to know for hooking up my own p'up, any problems that might arise and how to do all this with a 4-conductor wire......please.

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2005, 10:37:30 AM »
How are you wanting to hook it up?
Are you just going for stock series operation or wanting to use a switch for coil splits etc?
Tim
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2005, 11:27:32 AM »
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How are you wanting to hook it up?
Are you just going for stock series operation or wanting to use a switch for coil splits etc?


Well I have a 2-way mini-switch already and I'm leaving it at that, don't know if that makes any difference.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2005, 12:01:01 PM »
What sort of guitar is this going into?
Do you want the mini switch to do coil split?
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2005, 02:56:28 PM »
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What sort of guitar is this going into?-Les Paul
Do you want the mini switch to do coil split?


Is that the same as coil tap or am I way off, and if so comprehend
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2005, 10:31:54 PM »
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What sort of guitar is this going into?-Les Paul
Do you want the mini switch to do coil split?


Is that the same as coil tap or am I way off, and if so comprehend
Yep
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2005, 09:27:22 AM »
Well then I sure do.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2005, 01:37:23 PM »
Which coil do you want to have on when tapped?
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2005, 02:12:45 PM »
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Which coil do you want to have on when tapped?


Sorry, I'm new to all this. Comprehend?
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2005, 02:17:27 PM »
You can choose which coil is turned on when you flick the switch. I usually go for the screw coil, it's brighter in teh bridge, and more stratty neck in the neck! To do this you short the slug coil to ground (or shunt, same thing different word..)

This making sense?
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2005, 03:24:14 PM »
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You can choose which coil is turned on when you flick the switch. I usually go for the screw coil, it's brighter in teh bridge, and more stratty neck in the neck! To do this you short the slug coil to ground (or shunt, same thing different word..)

This making sense?


So if you already have a mini-switch installed on your guitar then this can be done?
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2005, 03:37:50 PM »
in a word yes, (if Tim can just double check this)

On Bare Knuckle humbuckers you usually solder the green and white together and tape them up out of the way. For coil tap you need to solder the green and white together onto one of the switch terminals. The other switch terminal needs to be wired to the back of a pot (ground). (Although this depends on your switch, you need to find out how many poles and throws it has, all you need is a basic two terminal SPST switch)

By using the black as hot you get the screw coil, by using the red as hot you get the slug coil.

It's really easy, just not to describe!
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2005, 08:15:20 AM »
Got it in one HJM.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2005, 11:52:55 AM »
By the way this is a neck pickup I'm fitting, do the rules change for this or not?
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2005, 12:51:25 PM »
No.
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