Re: Hum-cancelling vs standard ones?
Ok guys end of a thread. I ended with True Velvet in the middle. Why? Because I cant use properly position 2nd and 4th with noiseless single coil. I will throw here few comments from other forums for those who will have same problem like me. Thanks to everyone who helped me a lot!
"Don't use a hum cancelling sc in a HSH guitar. When it is used in combination with a bucker (which is what people do most of the time), the bucker is split. The bucker is therefore not hum-cancelling anymore. When using a regular single coil with reverse winding/reverse polarity together with said bucker, the hum will be canceled out (for the most part). When using a hum-cancelling sc, the hum from the split bucker will stay."
"Well, there's pluses and minuses. Normally with a HSH strat it's wired so that in positions 2 and 4 you only get one coil from the neck/bridge pickup in parallel with the middle pup for quack. If yours is wired that way you get a single coil from the neck/bridge in parallel with a series connected humbucker. The humbucker (the noice canceling sc) will swamp the neck/bridge winding, it certainly won't quack properly.
However, if you rewire it to a simpler config for the neck and bridge so those are just series connected like the new one and hook it up to the switch the same way you can have a simple parallel connection between series connected humbuckers. No quack but lots of fat.
Confused yet? It all depends on how yours is wired.
Edit: Yes, you can't have hum cancelling with three coils, you need an even number."
"Regarding the reverse polarity issue, the Area '67 is a four conductor humbucking pickup, so you do not need a reverse polarity model when you wire it up as a humbucker. To do this you need to buy a new Multipole switch (AKA ‘Super Switch’) because the one used in the RG1570 can’t handle all the inputs. If you get hold of an Otax VLX91, which Ibanez use in the Steve Vai Jems and Paul Gilbert guitars, you can wire up your guitar using the diagram below for the JEM 20th (Ignoring the push/pull pot for the LED light!). Alternatively, you can wire it up as a ‘true’ Single Coil pickup as Bud described. Indecently, I also considered the Area ’67, but ended up buying the (reverse polarity) True Velvet Middle (DP175S), partly based on the advice of another forum user who said he found the humbucker versions lacked something. I haven’t had time to test it thoroughly as I only finished the wiring at the weekend, but so far so good!"
Last edited by benfred; 09-30-2013 at 06:19 PM.