2 humbucker series wiring

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  1. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Tele-Afflicted

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    hello
    can anybody how me how to make a 2 humbucker series wiring using a 3 way switch. i want the series only not the switching series/ parralel.

    thank you ldr
     
  2. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    Have you tried this ? It might be very muddy. I d ground the Bridge HB, it ll be a little clearer.

    Hard wire the p-ups in series......

    Join the p-ups together,

    Ground the B p-up,

    N p-up +, goes to + on the V and T controls

    The 3 way switches 0s, also known as commons, are + and G ground.

    Position 1 +) The junction of the p-ups. , the Neck p-up is shorted out at +

    Position 2 ) no connection. , both p-ups are on because they are hard connected

    3 G )The junction of the p-ups. , B is shorted out at G

    Only 3 connections does it. 1G, 2+, 2G, 3+ are NOT used.
     
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    Ya you may want to just do a jumpers hook up and try it..............as teleterr says.................dark city there.
     
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    2 humbuckers in series just makes mud. You may get away with it if both are lower wind types like vintage style filtertrons.
    If you're looking for some different tones from 2 humbuckers, try something like an own/other coil switch, or a tuned tap, or even a HB out of phase parallel with a SC.
     
  7. Teleterr

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    You didn t ask for advice other than how to wire what you want. But you got some, so heres mine. Use a 5 way superswitch or toggle w enough poles to get either or both, one-coil-from-each-p-up in humbucking mode. Great sound. Found on some commercial guitars.
     
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    That looks great man. Nice job on restoring it. I have some of those switches on an old Japanese guitar and I kept shutting the pickups off when I was picking. Had to tape it in the on position. Haha. Also those pickups look almost like lap steel pickups. Do you know what that style is called?
     
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    If you are really bent on doing it, the simplest way is Dano-style. Use your 3-way like a on/off/on switch. Wire the pickups in series and use the switch to bypass one pickup, neither, or the other.

    *edit*: I uploaded the wrong file, try these.
     

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  10. Teleterr

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    What I described , but using the Tele 3 way.
     
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    thanks for your replies. to clarify what i want is in the middle position of a 3 way switch i want the two hbs in series, not in parralel . ill try your suggestions


    thanks
     
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    i was looking at anither post in this subforum and the op was asking about making the sound fuller and the replies were reversing the neck pup to make them in phase with each other. so how is this done in a two humbucker guitar?
     
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    If humbuckers are out of phase with each other, you can flip the magnet on one of them.
     
  14. Teleterr

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    Or switch the leads ; make the + G and the G +,.
     
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    The neck and bridge are always in phase in a guitar with humbucking pickups. They have to be, or the selector switch middle position won't work normally, because it connects them in parallel. The opposite configuration is a special mod for a weird out-of-phase sound, very rare.
     
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    Just a BTW. If HBs are OoP , they don t necessarily sound thin and weird like Strats. I had two that sounded really good in and out, w 2 slightly different tones. I had to change the phase a bunch of times before I figured which was which. Both sounded good so I did a toggle. Usually w singles OoP is useless except for sci-fi or weird Funk.
     
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    Possibly because the spacing between the pickups is greater with HB's vs. OOP on a Strat would normally be in position 2 or 4, selecting a pair of pickups that are only a few inches apart. I think a Tele with significant spacing between the two pickups would also behave more as you indicate. The OOP signal cancellation increases as the distance between pickups decreases.
     
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