In a recent article, we discussed a guitar modification called the Lindy Fralin partial tap resistor. This alters the pickup splitting modification to allow you to use it with weaker pickups. Without this modification, you might not ordinarily split a low output pickup because the volume dropoff would be too great. Continue reading “Partial Tap Resistor – Advanced Techniques”
Lindy Fralin Modern PAF coil splitting is a simple modification. You will need to make a few solder connections, but it’s elementary work, and you can unlock a new sound.
Before You Start
In this article, we assume that your guitar is already wired up and working correctly, and that you have at least one Lindy Fralin Modern PAF installed. If you need help installing your pickups, please check out our article titled Lindy Fralin Modern PAF Wiring Diagram.
In this post we'll look at Railhammer Alnico Grande coil splitting, a simple modification that anyone with these pickups installed in their guitar can complete with only a couple of tools
This discussion assumes that you already have your Railhammer Alnico Grande pickup installed and that it works correctly. If you need help installing these pickups, please reference our article titled Railhammer Alnico Grande Wiring Diagram .
The Lindy Fralin Partial Tap Resistor is a type of sub-modification that works with the coil-splitting humbucker modification.
Why use a Lindy Fralin Partial Tap Resistor?
You can only coil-split humbuckers, which means that you can use a switch to turn off one of the two coils that make up the humbucker. The resulting tone is usually much less powerful. The guitar will drop in volume, but the tone will brighten. Your humbucker will take on the characteristics of a single-coil pickup. Notes will be crisp and clear, but you will lose humbucking capability, and noise will creep in. This ingenious mod by Lindy Fralin opens it up to make it even more useful.
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.
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.
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 mod will work on any guitar, with any humbucker, as long as it meets a few requirements.
Recently, I was asked how to coil split a humbucker pickup, and something the person said made me stop and think. They told me that they have been able to find plenty of wiring diagrams online describing how to split the pickup, but they were unable to find one for their specific guitar and pickup combination.
This time we’ll talk about modifying your guitar so you'll be able to coil split your Seymour Duncan ST59-1 pickup.
Before we get into our Seymour Duncan st59-1 coil splitting, we should talk about just what this modification is and why you may want to do it.
Coil splitting is when you use a switch to shut off one of the coils in your humbucker pickup. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Coil Splitting”
In this post, we’re going to show you how to install the Seymour Duncan ST59-1 humbucker pickup into your guitar.
Seymour Duncan ST59-1 wiring — let’s start with some basics: The ST59-1 is a mini-humbucker, designed as a direct replacement for the bridge pickup in a Fender Telecaster, but it will also work well in many other situations. The ST59-1 offers players hum-free operation and a thicker tone that still retains plenty of Tele Twang. Here, we’ll install this pickup into your guitar using four colored conductor wires and a bare wire.