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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup Installation Question

If I have a humbucker and I install it the "wrong" way (say, in reverse direction), will the difference sound-wise be very noticeable or barely noticeable?
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Re: Pickup Installation Question

I dont know about others but I tried that with a set of evo's and didnt really notice a big difference.
I was trying to get the evos to sound good... thats why i did it.
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Re: Pickup Installation Question

If by install the wrong way you mean physically rotate the pu by 180 degrees then as jaden says you won't notice much difference. This is because when you look at the pu from above the windings still go the same way, (clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the coil). The only difference you'll hear is because now different coils are nearest the neck or bridge and if the two coils are not identical, say one has slug pole pieces and the other screws, that may make a difference.
If you mean install the wrong way electrically, then that will make a difference but only when combined with another pickup, it'll give the combination a thin brittle sound.
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Re: Pickup Installation Question

^Yeah, I meant rotating the pickup 180 degrees. Thanks for the help guys.
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Re: Pickup Installation Question

I've had to flip duncans around to get the logos in the right direction, it didn't seem to make a difference.
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Re: Pickup Installation Question

most pups sound pretty much the same, some like the d sonic do change
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Pickup Installation Question

I read on the DiMarzio website that the Air Norton changes slightly when put in the reverse direction. Has anyone ever done this? Does the sound suffer or is it a barely noticeable change?
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If you use more than one pickup at the time, differences will be very noticable.
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^You mean when I split the Air Norton with the single-coil?
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Not exactly. When you use the Air Norton (be it split or full humbucking) with another pickup... either series or parallel.
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