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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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What is the JS2PRM Phase Switch?

What is it actually do for the sound?
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Re: What is the JS2PRM Phase Switch?

Without the detailed explanation of out of phase which I can't do justice to, it slightly thins out the sound and gives it a bit of a different tonal quality. Someone else can explain what putting the pickups out of phase from each other means.
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Re: What is the JS2PRM Phase Switch?

IIRC it's kinda like the strat sound, right? so you can simulate RW/RP with a HH?
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Re: What is the JS2PRM Phase Switch?

I can tell you what a phase switch does.
The phase switch puts the pickups out of phase with each other by effectively wiring one of them backwards.
What this does for the sound is all the frequencies that are common to both pickups i.e. the bass frequencies will cancel so you are left with the bridge pickup treble content only, no bass.
This gives a characteristically thin quality to the sound.
because the pickups are placed at different points on the string, the cancellation is not perfect.
In the case of a strat even though the pickups are wired in phase, the different positions means that some of the frequency content cancels and you get that position 2 and 4 "honk".
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Re: What is the JS2PRM Phase Switch?

Wow, thx a lot you guys...
I still get a little bit confuse, but I got a general idea about it. May be I need to heard it by myself that I can understand the different.
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