Mickguard Posted January 8, 2006 Report Share Posted January 8, 2006 I have two lipstick (Kent Armstrong type) single-coils. They are NOT matched (i.e., NOT reversed/non-reversed). I could mount them in the standard neck -bridge positions, but because of the design of the guitar, it's going to be difficult getting the neck pup in place in the normal neck position. Besides, the lipsticks look kind of cool side-by-side So I'm wondering what would happen if I just lined the neck up alongside the bridge pickup. I'd wire the second pickup to a mini-switch, so I can switch it on and off. So what would happen when I switch the second pickup on? Will it act as a boost in the signal? Will it turn the tone to mud? Or will it simply 'darken' the tone (because of being a little closer to the neck). Will the simple fact of placing the two magnets together turn the sound to mud? I'm not looking for a humbucker here (although I don't want noise). So I'm thinking that the second pickup will otherwise be wired like the bridge pickup, except with the miniswitch in between. The coolest would be if I could achieve a switchable signal boost. But if it's going to sound bad, I won't pursue it.... (Note: the other posts I've read on this all seem to focus on turning two matched single coils into a humbucker but don't discuss the incidence on the sound otherwise.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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