1Way Posted March 31, 2006 Report Share Posted March 31, 2006 How does one go about being able to selectively coil tap each side of a humbucker pickup? Here is my vague understanding of a four wire pickup. One is for ground, one is hot/signal, the other two are for coil tap and are just connected together if you don’t want to coil tap. Seems to me that somehow the hot and ground must become involved as I just do not see how one could coil tap two different halves of pickup by opening or closing one set of wires. "One connection" or "disconnection" should only produce one effect which should be to shut off (or turn back on) one half of the pickup. So the question remains, how do you coil tap the other side? Plus I understand that there are primarily two different ways to interrupt a coil tap circuit, one is to break the circuit with a switch or variably brake it with a control pot, the other is to send the signal to ground via a switch or variably with a control pot. I’m not to worried about variable coil tapping at the moment, but after I learn how the circuit works to coil tap both coils correctly, then I want to place both coil tapping functions onto separate control pots. I’ve been scanning for diagrams for how to tap both sides of a pickup, but so far no luck... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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