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Muso

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Volume switching between single coil and humbucker
« on: November 11, 2005, 10:22:51 AM »
I was wondering is there anyway to make a S-S-H guitar so that when you swtich the pickups you get to keep the same volume?

Im figuring that basically the Humbucker has soo much more output than a single coil. now I know you can get stacked humbuckers which would probably be a way to fix this problem. But I don't suppose if anyone knows if it is possible to get a single coil sound with a humbucker or is it simply impossible. at the moment i got the irish tours and i really like them.

HJM

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Volume switching between single coil and humbucker
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005, 11:11:24 AM »
Try a set of trilogies, they have lots of power but still sound like singlecoils. They match most humbuckers really well volume wise.
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Calum_Barrow

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Volume switching between single coil and humbucker
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2005, 09:38:01 PM »
You COULD lower the humbucker height, though this will effect the dynamics and stuff. If you added a resistor to the humbucker to "turn it down" a little, it'd lose a lot of top end. I suppose you could get round this by adding a resistor and a cap (to bleed the treble through) to the humbucker, though I'll have to look into it for you.

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EDIT: I was talking to a friend, and apparently the resistor/capacitor idea would work, but the pickups would sound like cr@p. Can't you just turn it down on the bridge pickup or add a compressor or something into the guitar? I really do think it's more effort than what you're gonna get out of it.

PhilKing

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Volume switching between single coil and humbucker
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2005, 10:56:08 PM »
Quote from: HJM
Try a set of trilogies, they have lots of power but still sound like singlecoils. They match most humbuckers really well volume wise.


+1 for Trilogy's.  I have them with a Nailbomb and they blend in really well.  I am not sure if Tim does any different winds if you request a H-S-S set.  I know he made me a set with a Crawler and 2 P-90's where again the balance is perfect.
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