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Miracle Man Matt

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« on: May 08, 2005, 10:02:46 AM »
For those that dont know the new PRS basically uses 5 coil tapped single coils so that you can have the choice between a "low power HB(or single) or full output, by tapping the coils.  

Does anyone know where or how i might be able to wire this up using a 5 and 3 way blade switches?

Also Tim can you wind coils like this so that the might be coil tapped 3/4 of the way through or something like that?

Just a though.

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005, 09:54:09 PM »
This is not easy - you should see the wiring arrangement that PRS have - well it's more of a PCB based thing.

I have piccies of it in a PRS magazine- crazy stuff.

Each pickup has a coil tap halfway along each coil so you can have full power or half power, but the switching is a little more complex.

it's probably doable , after much headscratching
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2005, 10:14:59 PM »
Tim sells a 4 pole 5-way switch.  I think with 2 of these in a guitar you could really get any combination.  I have one in an HSS guitar to give me 5 h/b sounds (bridge, bridge screw + middle, bridge+middle & neck as hb,bridge slug+neck, middle&neck as hb).  With a second 3 way I could add parallel or tap.

Just a thought, why do you want coil tap when the volume works with bare knuckles  :P
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2005, 08:07:58 AM »
Apologies,only just found this post. Yes I can wind a tap into a coil no trouble.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2005, 11:02:47 AM »
No worries  :)
- That sounds very good indeed.

Out of interest, can you wind a PU in the region of 11K and then put a tap in and then wind more on to make it sound similar to a Warpig?  Or does this upset the whole operation of the PU.

Its just That I know some certain PU have different guage wire on each coils (like the Evo) can this be done except having both the same guage and then a tap, and then caring on with a different guage after the taps on the coils?

Just an Idea.

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2005, 01:30:28 PM »
Simply-yes,within reason you can insert a tap at any point in a coil although tapping off 11K of a Warpig would sound pretty thin.
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