4-way switch with Kinman pups?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by fenderrookie, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. fenderrookie

    fenderrookie A fan of Leo! Ad Free Member

    Jul 12, 2005

    found answer for the Q
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007
  2. Deaf Eddie

    Deaf Eddie Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Beautiful Idyllwild, CA
    I'll post an answer, just in case anyone else is curious. I sell custom switches that offer series and out of phase combos for Strats, but there are provisos regarding certain pickups, and I list them on my website. In January of 2006, I received a nice e-mail from Chris Kinman, and here's a short quote from it:

    "I see you mentioned Kinman pickups in reference to grounding techniques for single coils. Yes, there may have been issues in the past because I didn't make mine phase-reversible. But that was changed last year (or was it the year before) when I isolated the magnets from ground. Now in most cases my Hx series are quite happy to run in series without any special considerations."

    So, if you have a NEW set of Kinman Hx pups, you do not have to worry about it, the series combo on the Fender 4-way will work just fine. If you have an older set, probably not.
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