TAPPING the Crunch Lab and Air Norton S
Dear Jemsite Gearheads
OK, so I have this ESP M-II Custom, a neck-thru beauty in Alder.
Right now it seems to have a Duncan JB and ESP-logo Cool Rails. That would be a Hum-Single setup for those of you in Rio Linda. (although Technically hum-hum from a functionality point of view). Controls are a 500k volume pot and a 3-way toggle.
Right now I have the following on order:
Dimarzio Crunch Lab (F-spaced of course, for my weird Sinclair Floyd)
Air Norton S, for the faux single coil neck position
Dimarzio 500K push-pull pot
So as you can probably guess, I am planning on wiring this up as a hum-hum setup, with the push-pull functioning as a coild tap for both pickups.
So here's where I might need some insight from a coil-tapping expert, or someone familiar with Petrucci setups. Petrucci installs his new pickups, whether D-Sonic or Crunch Lab, upside down, so the bar is closer to the neck. If I do a coil tap setup, I usally wire it so the inside coils are live when split. Now, if I go and turn the bridge pickup upside down like JP, I'll have to wire up what's normally the outer bridge pickup coil, since now that's on the inside.
So here's the question, any pitfalls with that? Any chance that the bar coil will sound less than ideal when split, and maybe I'm better off wiring up the (now) outer coil so that the coil with pole pieces is hot?
And has anyone on these forums ever split a Crunch Lab or an Air Norton S, and can say if either one sounds any good like that?
Best Regards fellow sick guitar freaks