JohnH I'm more of a strat guy, so I like Rev. B better! You wrote; "The bridge single tone that it (Rev A) offers is the coil furthest from bridge, which has to be the same magnetic polarity as M in this design. This bridge coil sounds the best. Does this have any implication on Rev. B, concerning magnetic polarity? Is the bridge coil furthest from the bridge still the best, even for Rev. B?
If it's important to have the same magnetic polarity for the bridge coil that's closest to the middle coil as the middle coil in Rev. A, and it's says in the comments for Rev. C. that's it's the same as Rev. A (but with SD colors), and the humbuckers North/South are shifted, it doesn't compute for me. What am I missing? Am I overthinking this?
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2021 12:48:00 GMT -5 by crillev1
All the diagrams work fine. When they make combos with a bridge coil and another coil, its always with the one that creates a humcancelling combo of a north and a south. Rev A only offers one bridge coil as a single on its own, and it needs to be the same polarity as M . You can chose whether this is the one nearest the bridge or the neck, by rotating the pickup, which is what francois did in Rev C. I think the one nearer to neck sounds best on its own though
Its about which coil you want to use and where it is. In Rev B, you have access to both bridge singles. When you go to toggle position 2 and 5 way pos 3, its the coil of the same polarity as as M. When you are in Pos 1 and fade down the blender, it will be the other coil, pink in the drawings. So if you want to have what i think is the better B single coil in that position 1 when faded down, then rotate your pickup. Its a choice you can make but it works either way