Hello Guitar Nuts. Unfortunately im stuck and need some help
I have a four wire humbucker , and i would like the ability to switch between series and parallel and to have a phase switch. Im happy to modify the appearance of my guitar especially as i already have two empty swith holes
I have four wire Irongear Rolling Mill humbuckers, but I can easily convert a seymour duncan drawing
I have a four wire humbucker , and i would like the ability to switch between series and parallel and to have a phase switch.
One of the most useful things to read is wolf's guitar wiring site (look for the "Humbuckers" heading) - where you'll find a diagram to do the series/parallel switching you're interested in. It also includes a diagram for generic phase reversal...
a) when using a series/parallel switch, it is identical to having the circuit in either series, or in parallel b) hence a phase switch on one of the coils should not effect the series/parallel switch, as it only changes what's going on in a single coil (for some reason i was thinking it would switch the output of coil a, and the input of coil b around) c) it doesnt matter if the circuits meet during the series/parallel switch, as they would meet in a normal circuit. d) it may be time to fire up the ole' iron
ps; i might be wrong, so could somebody say if this is correct
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You are correct. The phase switch just switches between "in phase" and "out of phase", therefore changing the sound of the pickups you have selected - not how the pickups are connected in series, parallel, or some combination of series and parallel.
is that what i heared some people talking about putting a capacitor on one of the coils when they are in parallel? so increase the highs, as you would have the full signal from one humbucker, and just the highs and mids from another.... i may have to add another switch to my guitar or replace the phase switch if i get bored of it
Okay, ive wired it up now, good news is the phase switch works in parallel, and sounds good as i have adjusted the polepeices to there is some actual sound coming through the amp :0 bad news is that ir doesnt work in series, ill be checking my wiring some time to try and ammend this