Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What's the coiltap for?
It should be splitting both humbuckers at once. The other push-pull is for the capacitor on the volume that maintains the highs when the volume is rolled back.
Tapping on the poles would still be picked up 'sympathetically' from the other coil. It could be that. However, there's quite a large difference in the sound of the active coil's tapping, and the inactive one.
Maybe you're pulling the /other/ knob, the one for the volume capacitor, instead of the coil-tap.
Just a couple of thoughts.