With only a few tools and a little free time, splitting Seymour Duncan Hot Rails humbuckers with a toggle switch is a simple modification.
If you’re handy enough to install a toggle switch into the pickguard of your guitar, it’s often the easiest solution for coil splitting and many other modifications. Today we’re going to talk about coil splitting Seymour Duncan Hot Rails humbuckers with a toggle switch.
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Shielding a Gibson SG Guitar is a strait forward modification that will help minimize interference in your signal
In this post, we are going to take a look at shielding a Gibson SG guitar. The Gibson SG is one of the easiest guitars to shield because they usually have two humbucking pickups that eliminate most of the noise. Continue reading “Shielding a Gibson SG Guitar”
Taking a look at a single pickup Telecaster wiring diagram and its unique three-way switching circuitry.
Today we’re going to look at the unique design of the Fender Esquire guitar and dissect an unusual single pickup Telecaster wiring diagram. What makes the Fender Esquire so unusual is that it is a one pickup Telecaster that features a three-way switch. For those unfamiliar with what this switch does, or how it can be added to a single pickup guitar, take a look at how we dissect this strange component and create our own single pickup Telecaster wiring diagram for the Fender Esquire.
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The DiMarzio Fast Track 1 is perfect for this kind of modification, since it fits into a single coil space in your guitar.
A DiMarzio Fast Track 1 coil splitting is a great way to get some new sounds from your guitar without doing any permanent damage. This modification can be accomplished using any humbucker pickup that has four colored wires and one bare wire, but we’re talking specifically about the Dimarzio Fast Track 1 in this post because of the color consistency of the wires. With other pickups, there is very little consistency in the wire colors.
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Try this reversible modification to your guitar with the DiMarzio Fast Track 2, to experience some new sounds.
If you’re looking to get some fresh sounds from your guitar, a DiMarzio Fast Track 2 coil splitting is a great way to go. Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils in your humbucker pickup to unlock single-coil tones from your humbucker. The sound will be brighter in tone, but there will also be a sharp drop in output gain, and the pickup will lose its humbucking qualities.
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This time we’re going to talk about coil splitting and how to modify your guitar so that you can split your SH-4 JB pickup.
For this post, we will be talking about a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB coil splitting, which is simply a humbucker modification. Two coils are usually used in a humbucker pickup, but a switch can be used to turn one of them off. Splitting the humbucker this way produces a drop in output volume, resulting in access to single coil tones. Single coil tones are typically brighter and more precise than the warm and smooth humbucker sound.
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Here’s a quick buyer’s guide on conductive paint that should help if you’re trying to eliminate outside interference.
If you have decided that it’s time to shield your guitar, to cut down on electromagnetic interference, you might be surprised at the number of different products that have sprung up to accomplish that task. The old fashioned ways are still there. You can still shield your guitar with aluminum foil or copper tape, but conductive guitar shielding paint is becoming more and more popular.
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Reduce most of the noise in your signal by switching to shielded wire.
If you’d like to know more about how to use shielded guitar wire, this is a good place to start. We’ll help you decide if this insulated wire is the right thing to use for your situation, and we’ll show you how to install it.
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Our chat with a resourceful electronics expert who provides custom-ordered wiring harnesses that you can easily install into your guitar.
In this post we’re going to focus on one of our readers who has his own guitar-based business; Anthony Turco. Anthony is the founder of Ampturco Guitar Werks, a business that makes drop-in wiring harnesses for your guitar.
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Covering the pros and cons of each type of nut, so you can decide which is best for you.
Graphite vs plastic vs bone nuts: one of the best ways of improving your guitar’s tone is by changing its nut. The cheap nut that is used in so many guitars will rob you of your sparkling high end and your sustain. But, when it comes to deciding on a replacement, you’ll find that there are quite a few different types, and making a choice can be difficult.
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