hi to everyone and happy new year! I have a question about pickups' output. When splitting a humbucker to single coil does it's output becomes the half? For example I want to buy a dimarzio chopper T which has 260mV outpout in full mode. Does the output became 130 mV in split-coil mode?Then I want to put a switch for switching between series/parallel and one for switching between single coil/humbucker. I will use the first switch when in series and when in parallel wiring I will use the chopper in full mode.
So I will have:
In series wiring: 1)neck 2.1)neck+humbucker bridge 2.2)neck+singlecoil bridge 3.1)humbucker bridge 3.2)singlecoil bridge
gfxbss is right, but better to say that voltage is halved. Halving the voltage of the signal is a definite but not very large step down in volume. It's much less a change that a perceived halving of volume, due to the wierd way that rearing responds logarithmically. Along with this, the coil cuts give you more upper frequencies.
I asked you about hb-sc output because I want to have a balanced sound when I switch to the 2nd pisition (neck+bridge). Chopper T has much more output than the Twang king and I was thinging that when I switch to 2nd pisition I should switch the Chopper T to SC. According to what you say even if the chopper t is splitted the output will be high and when in neck+bridge position the bridge pup will 'overcome" the neck's pup sound. Do you thing that these two pickups do not match? Besides I know that Richie Kotzen's signature Fender telecaster has these two pickups.