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A.) Why is this, and B.) Is there anything I could do to change this? I was thinking of converting to 3W switch and adding a push pull.
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True coil tapping is actually quite rare. I've only seen it offered as an option on select high output single coils from most major makers. It means on each coil of the pickup, there is more than one end point, so you can choose whether to have the whole coil, or only part of the coil, in the circuit. This can give you a good "vintage" vs "modern" ability in the pickup. You can also have this implemented on two coils pickups, so the hum cancelling would be preserved, but I don't know many makers that offer that.
What some makers do is have a "phantom coil" that is isolated from the rest of the pickup, and they use that to cancel the hum, but without any string vibration signal. This means you don't get any of the phase cancellation you usually get when combining two coils, so it doesn't alter the sound.
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Almost bought one of these like three different times:
http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric ... verse.aspx
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
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