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norm barrows

coil split pot vs switch ?

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I have used Push-Push pots on some guitars but I've also used switches. I'm starting to favour switches for my own guitars but would use Push-pots on bought guitars to keep them original

I have done a lot of experimenting with different pickups in the past which means a lot of soldering, and I'm not very good at it so I've killed a lot of Push-Pull and Push-Push pots and that ends up being expensive. I decided for the guitars that I make its better to use switches, so if I kill one its not going to take the pot with it

I'm not sure if that's what you're talking about though. Do you mean to use a pot to do the splitting?

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2 hours ago, Crusader said:

Do you mean to use a pot to do the splitting?


so you can dial in the amount of signal from the second coil that gets blended in with the signal from the first coil.

that should let you "pan" from a humbucker sound to a coil split sound - in theory - i would think.

To keep from frying stuff, use heats sinks.  clip a bunch of alligator clips to the switch or pot while soldering, they draw away heat and radiate it to the atmosphere while soldering.  keeps the bits you don't want to melt from melting.  an absolute must when soldering IC's.    helps with pots, switches, etc too.

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