CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil switch

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CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil switch

Postby sean.e » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:15 pm

In the CS6 (two humbuckers), when the single coil switch is engaged and the 3-way pickup selector is in the middle position, which coils are selected and are they combined in series or parallel?

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re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil swit

Postby wickid » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:26 am


Typically wired inner coils, parallel.
Each p/up's taps are wired to a separate side of a mini switch, and 1 set is given the hot signal and the other tap to ground when engaged. You could rewire it for whichever coil you want, but inner (or outer) should cancel hum (opposite poles).
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re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil swit

Postby potatohead » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:56 am

Turn your amp up with some gain, touch the pickups with a screwdriver. You'll know pretty fast which coils are on.
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Re: re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil

Postby sean.e » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:09 am

potatohead wrote:Turn your amp up with some gain, touch the pickups with a screwdriver. You'll know pretty fast which coils are on.


Can't do that -- it's a pre-sales question. I was asking specifically about the default CS6 configuration with one vol / one tone that is a push/pull coil split.

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Re: re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil

Postby potatohead » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:46 am

sean.e wrote:
potatohead wrote:Turn your amp up with some gain, touch the pickups with a screwdriver. You'll know pretty fast which coils are on.


Can't do that -- it's a pre-sales question. I was asking specifically about the default CS6 configuration with one vol / one tone that is a push/pull coil split.


Sorry, didn't realize you didn't have the guitar.

I'll check tonight for you if you wish.
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re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil swit

Postby sean.e » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:38 pm

No problem -- don't worry about it. If no one knows, I'll take it up with sales.

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Re: re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil

Postby wickid » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:41 pm

potatohead wrote:Turn your amp up with some gain, touch the pickups with a screwdriver. You'll know pretty fast which coils are on.


Sometimes you'll still hear some sound from the "dead" coil, but the active coil will tap/pop louder. (Some guy posted a great video about finding active coils, polarity, poles, etc, and it confirmed this.)
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Re: re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil

Postby wickid » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:42 pm

sean.e wrote:No problem -- don't worry about it. If no one knows, I'll take it up with sales.


:?: *ahem* 2nd post, 1st reply in this thread. :?
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Re: re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil

Postby sean.e » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:49 pm

wickid wrote:
:?: *ahem* 2nd post, 1st reply in this thread. :?


Thanks -- I should have clarified in the original post that I was asking about the default CS6 configuration with one vol and one tone that is a push/pull pot. I'm wondering specifically about that configuration -- not about coil splitters in general.

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re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil swit

Postby sean.e » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:51 pm

I read "Typically wired inner coils, parallel." as general advice -- sorry if I misunderstood.

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Re: re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil

Postby wickid » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:40 pm

sean.e wrote:I read "Typically wired inner coils, parallel." as general advice -- sorry if I misunderstood.


Ah, yeah, and I figured I may have (as somebody else put it once) had perfect self-cogniz ... cogn, cog, ... I knew what I meant. Sorry. :lol:
I threw the "typically" in there because 1 or 2 guys swear theirs is outer coils (not sure what model). But every CT I have is wired inner. I also assumed you had the guitar, and I threw the other wiring info in there in case you wanted to switch it up.
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re: CS6 pickup selector middle position and single coil swit

Postby sean.e » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:40 pm

Got it -- thanks!


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