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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by blowtorch, May 13, 2019.
They are calling it a "Hot Rail Dual Coil Humbucker". Looks more like triple coil, to me...?
Dual-coil pickups that fit a single-coil rout are usually B-shaped at the ends so the coils will have uniform spaces to sit in rather than being D-shaped like this one.
Based on the wiring, I'd guess it's a pair of singles with something to attach the pole pieces to the rails. Either that or it is a humbucker on the inside and the coils don't have a lot of wire.
Walmart, You sure it's actually a pickup for a guitar and not a fancy new siren/ horn for a mobility scooter?
Anyway, my point is that, here we've got what is for all appearances, a dual-coil "single-coil space" humbucker, paired with a single coil "goldfoil" type. So, "triple coil", right? I seem to recall one of the big names doing some kind of weird config like this, which supposedly offered all kinds of versatility in tones...
I can accept it, and I can also except it. If I except it, have I accepted it?
I'm sorry for my actions and miss understanding. I will not make that mistake again. I appoligize.
I dated that chick for awhile
Are they sold cheap? Could be a fun experiment to get a couple if they are.
Hamer had that Triple Pickup in the late 70s, and the Robbie Robertson Strat with two single coils pushed together with a push/pull series option.
I suspect the dual blades are really a U-channel sitting on top of slugs. and the gold foil is just foil on top of slugs. So a conventional humbucker with fancy covers.
Edit: This is the back of the walmart pickup. The two red wires on the far end make this look like a pair of dual blade single coil pickups with a fake gold foil cover. There might actually be four bobbins in this contraption. $24 with free shipping but "only two left!"
I kinda want to try it
GFS use to have what they wanted you to think were noiseless singles. After the cover , which had fake pole pieces of silver colored plastic, was off, a standard dual blade was revealed. It could be as you suggest or what it apears to be. It might be great as P-rails alternative for 1 p-up guitars w a HB rout.
I'm so sorry for what I said and the miss understanding. Ok.
I think Seymour Duncan P Rails might be what I was thinking these remind me of, but really, they are kind of more complicated (in theory) than that, aren't they?
It's all good. I never took any offense, since I knew I said nothing to warrant any "thing".
How are you liking your Arcade!1Up machines?
what do they sound like?
Well right, that's really the question, isn't it? I can't imagine they sound great. But it gets one sorta curious, I think one of you guys should buy one, install it, and report back
I ve done 2 SD rails singles in a HB rout. It sounded really good.
W 4 coils you can tune it for brightness, ie all in series, all in parallel, two in parallel , in series w the two others in parallel etc.
I've seen these on EBay and I think I still have one on my watch list. I thought it might be interesting for a cigar box build or something like that.
I've got a Squier Avril tele with one overly-bright HB and no tone knob
...I wonder if one of those things , wired up for different combos, might be a good replacement idea