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.