Just in case it's possible... I have a 2 humbucker guitar, with standard 3-way toggle selector, plus single volume and tone control. I recently fitted it with a couple of push-pull pots, and wired it for a series-parallel switch on the neck humbucker, and a phase-reverse switch on the bridge humbucker. So I can get a couple of POOP sounds with both pickups selected, but is there some clever way of wiring things so I can get SOOP sounds instead, with exactly the same two switches on the push-pull pots? I would be prepared to accept a simple coil-tap on the neck humbucker instead of the series-parallel option if that helped. Both humbuckers have 4-conductor wires attached.
I'm guessing this is probably not possible, but thought it at least worth asking! Cheers guys
By my reasoning, you should already be able to get SOOP, by setting the series/parallel switch to series, and the bridge pickup out of phase. Got a wiring diagram of your setup?
Ah no, the series-parallel switch works on the two coils of the neck humbucker, i.e. so you can have them in series (normal humbucker operation) or in parallel, which gives a lighter tone, similar to a coil tap, but still hum-cancelling.
The SOOP that I'm after is to have the bridge pickup out of phase with the neck pickup, with the two pickups wired in series. So I'm talking about a different thing there...
Well, I'm bowled-over! I admit I was very dubious this could be done, but extremely happy to be proved wrong. asmith, you are a scholar and a gentleman! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will be getting the soldering kit out tomorrow I think!