Re: I never heard of THIS
good stuff - and I don't/can't argue any of it.
I am a mechanical engineer - not electrical. EMF and the like are a bit confusing to me.
Any rate, the pickup pair CANNOT be separated in this thing.
To use better terminology than the last post- each separate coil has a "start" point and an "end" point when physically winding it, the start point being the 1st time the wire wraps around the bobbin, the end point being the last time around - i.e. the outer wire, with the start wire buried under 4500 wraps of wire at the center, the end of it however exiting for connection purposes. Each individual coil is essentially identical to the other.
The END wire of the 1st coil is soldered directly to the END wire of the second coil to "buck" the hum of each other. Placed side by side - picturing a DC circuit in my head for simplicity - the current therefore travels in opposite drections in the 2 coils. Standard humbucer stuff.
BUT, the connection point of the 2 separate coils is buried between the 2 bobbins and only accessable if I physically remove 1 bobbin from the base with a screwdriver. This is a 2 wire humbucker. I did not WANT split pu ability and therefore did not build it with the ability to do so. There is NO WAY to hear just one coil or the other. One wire "in". One wire "out" of the SET.
So when I referred to input/output wires, I should have said start wires or end wires.
Same thing in general with the jack.
That being said, the START wire of the pu SET connects to one leg of the jack and the END wire of the pu set connects to the other leg of the jack.
And yes, for ONE moment, all seemed correct after resoldering the jack.
However, now it back to square one.
Position 1 on the switch should play the pu normally.
Position 3 should turn it effectively off.
The two points on the 8 pin - 5 way - switch I soldered it to are both hot in pos. 1 and
both "dead" in position 3.
But once again, this thing plays in either all 5 positions of the flip switch or - when resoldering the jack again - is dead in all 5 positions.
I have not been able to get back to the "dead" at position 3 ONLY that was working last night.
I have resoldered to various points on the switch and swapped out the jack with a spare new one and keep getting the same result.
The pu still checks out around 10k ohms - I haven't messed with IT.
Tired of the confusion, I'm going to install a stock new 2 wire pu right now to see what happens.
There is SOMETHING going on I don't understand.
I am on a mission to figure it out.
Next post coming soon.