January 2nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
my first Partcaster has SD vintage stack in both positions with a coil split. My single sound is louder than my stack sound and I was wondering if any one that has a similar set up noticed this? I don't want to change the sounds because I've made them work for me but just curious if this is normal or not?
thanks for any input.
January 3rd, 2010, 08:47 PM
I've noticed the same sort of thing with DiMarzio's.
January 4th, 2010, 03:02 PM
ok, cool, was just wondering. What DiMarzio pups did you notice this on?
January 13th, 2010, 02:51 PM
I have a pair of Vintage Stacks I just installed. So far I'm definitely digging the pickups. How are you liking the coil split? Was it to the "Powerboost" spec from SD? Any thoughts on doing a series/parallel thing with them? I'm just looking for other options for these pickups.
January 13th, 2010, 09:24 PM
I'm glad you are liking the pups since I definitely have enjoyed them myself. I use the regular coil split and really like it: http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=tele_2stacks_pushpull
I want to A B it with my CV tele but haven't managed that yet.
It work for my needs which goes from jazz, blues, pop, and rock (slowly country but I need more time in a day to practice!). I good friend once told me "don't turn it into a transformer". Zero in on sounds you like that are useful or requested. One guitar I was trying to turn into a Nashville that could also do the Esquire sounds...
Do you have a sound in mind or are you trying to be as versatile as can be with these pups?
January 13th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Does the split coil just make them single coils without the humbucking? Is there a noticeable difference in sound?
I'm just curious with what else I might be able to do with these pups. I play mostly instrumental rock that bounces from nice cleans to fuzzy dirties.
January 14th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Yup, coils split turns them into regular single coils but I shielded my tele and therefore get very little noise. Yes the difference in sound is very noticeable, a) it's louder (which is strange but true) b) seems brighter to me or should I say it opens up the sound.
People seem to think that in terms of sounds they have less frequencies but it sounds to me like they go from quiet to louder. You'll excuse me but sound is always hard to describe.
From the style your mentioning I could see the coil split being advantageous especially in the cleans and in terms of "what else I might be able to do with these pups" I think you may be surprised.
If you do the coil split or any other type of split and you're looking to get a push/pull pot, check out the Warmoth web page, they have push/push which IMO is very cool.
Hope it helps.
January 21st, 2010, 12:41 AM
I just installed the push/pull pot this evening. The sound is definitely louder and feels brighter and punchier. Definitely glad I added the push/pull. It'll be really great to be able to play the cleans without the noise canceling and my dirties with the canceling.
January 21st, 2010, 01:08 AM
Thats right, splitting a stacked coil produces a increase in volume. When you split side by side humbackers there's a reduction in output. All slight but noticeable.