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spit coil humbucker switching

Postby johnnyninja » Mon May 28, 2018 11:01 am

I have an HH2x with a coil splitter. I can’t seem to find this info anywhere, but I’m wondering if the split coil switching activates the inside or outside coils?

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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ElfDude » Mon May 28, 2018 6:06 pm

Except for the FG model, the company usually defaults to the inner coils.

You can find out for sure by putting it in simple coil mode and gently tapping the magnets with a screwdriver and listening to the taps through your amp.
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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby johnnyninja » Mon May 28, 2018 6:47 pm

Thanks for the reply. Tapping either side sounds pretty much the same. It does seem to sound like inner coils to me. I’d just like to be sure.

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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ToneWood » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:34 am

ElfDude wrote:Except for the FG model, the company usually defaults to the inner coils.

You can find out for sure by putting it in simple coil mode and gently tapping the magnets with a screwdriver and listening to the taps through your amp.


Can I change my FG1 to inner coils?

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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ElfDude » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:03 pm

ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:Except for the FG model, the company usually defaults to the inner coils.

You can find out for sure by putting it in simple coil mode and gently tapping the magnets with a screwdriver and listening to the taps through your amp.


Can I change my FG1 to inner coils?


If you're handy with a soldering iron, sure. 8)
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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ToneWood » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:22 am

ElfDude wrote:
ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:Except for the FG model, the company usually defaults to the inner coils.

You can find out for sure by putting it in simple coil mode and gently tapping the magnets with a screwdriver and listening to the taps through your amp.


Can I change my FG1 to inner coils?


If you're handy with a soldering iron, sure. 8)


I'm not :| Might there be a diagram anywhere? My repair guy thought it had to be one outside (screw) and one inside (slug). It came with neck screw and bridge slug. I had him change it to neck slug and bridge screw, but now it's a bit too bright (harsh). I'm trying to approximate that in-between strat sound when both splits are on, like on the PRS.

ps - I wonder why the FG is different.

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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ElfDude » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:14 am

ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:
ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:Except for the FG model, the company usually defaults to the inner coils.

You can find out for sure by putting it in simple coil mode and gently tapping the magnets with a screwdriver and listening to the taps through your amp.


Can I change my FG1 to inner coils?


If you're handy with a soldering iron, sure. 8)


I'm not :| Might there be a diagram anywhere? My repair guy thought it had to be one outside (screw) and one inside (slug). It came with neck screw and bridge slug. I had him change it to neck slug and bridge screw, but now it's a bit too bright (harsh). I'm trying to approximate that in-between strat sound when both splits are on, like on the PRS.

ps - I wonder why the FG is different.


Yes! There's a diagram right here:
https://www.kieselguitars.com/manuals/Pickup_Wiring.pdf

The FG1 is different because Frank Gambale requested it to be. 8)
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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ToneWood » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:33 am

ElfDude wrote:
ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:
ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:Except for the FG model, the company usually defaults to the inner coils.

You can find out for sure by putting it in simple coil mode and gently tapping the magnets with a screwdriver and listening to the taps through your amp.


Can I change my FG1 to inner coils?


If you're handy with a soldering iron, sure. 8)


I'm not :| Might there be a diagram anywhere? My repair guy thought it had to be one outside (screw) and one inside (slug). It came with neck screw and bridge slug. I had him change it to neck slug and bridge screw, but now it's a bit too bright (harsh). I'm trying to approximate that in-between strat sound when both splits are on, like on the PRS.

ps - I wonder why the FG is different.


Yes! There's a diagram right here:
https://www.kieselguitars.com/manuals/Pickup_Wiring.pdf

The FG1 is different because Frank Gambale requested it to be. 8)


Hey thanks. Pardon my ignorance, but which diagram should I be looking at?

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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ElfDude » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:59 am

Figure 1 and Figure 2 will show your tech which wires determine if the inner or outer coil is the one used when split.
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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby ToneWood » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:30 pm

ElfDude wrote:Figure 1 and Figure 2 will show your tech which wires determine if the inner or outer coil is the one used when split.


Thanks bud. I wonder why they seem to recommend using a different coil for the two pickups, rather than the same.

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Re: spit coil humbucker switching

Postby wickid » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:04 pm

ToneWood wrote:
ElfDude wrote:Figure 1 and Figure 2 will show your tech which wires determine if the inner or outer coil is the one used when split.


Thanks bud. I wonder why they seem to recommend using a different coil for the two pickups, rather than the same.


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