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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Vanderberg Single Coil pup?

Hi,

I removed the pupīs of my Peavey Vandeberg guitar and put a EMG 85 in the neck and a EMG SA in the neck...itīs sounds Awesome!!

Now, i will like to use the Single coil pick up in another guitar but now that i look it seems that is a Humbucker no a single coil, it has 4 wires and two of them are joined (serial??)..

When i had it in the guitar i was a little quite for a single but not as a Humbucker.. and the output was so low..

So this is a humbucker or a single?..and is there something i can do to make sound more?

Here is a picture of it:



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 10:33 AM
 
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That's a stacked hum canceller. For no other reason that it has 4 conductor cable, one ground, and and in and out for each coil.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2004, 10:52 AM
 
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IF it's constructed like DiMarzio's stacked singles, you can make it slightly louder. In that case, the bottom coil is a dummy coil that doesn't really generate any signal. It does, however, load the active coil. By only using the top coil, you gain a few dB of signal. You lose the humbucking ability, so only do this if you're using with another coil to gain the humbucking, or if you don't care about the hum cancellation.
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IF it's constructed like DiMarzio's stacked singles, you can make it slightly louder. In that case, the bottom coil is a dummy coil that doesn't really generate any signal. It does, however, load the active coil. By only using the top coil, you gain a few dB of signal. You lose the humbucking ability, so only do this if you're using with another coil to gain the humbucking, or if you don't care about the hum cancellation.
Thanks for your respond..

How do i do that?...which wires do i have to use?

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I don't know peavey's wiring conventions, but it'll be one of the green or white ones, and one of the red or black ones. Measure all combinations of those for resistance. Two combinations should measure the same. One of those will be the dummy and one the real coil. Clip the leads to your cable and see which pair makes noise when you tap it with metal. Or which gives a signal on your meter when you tap it.

Or, take off the cover; it might be obvious from inside.
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I don't know peavey's wiring conventions, but it'll be one of the green or white ones, and one of the red or black ones. Measure all combinations of those for resistance. Two combinations should measure the same. One of those will be the dummy and one the real coil. Clip the leads to your cable and see which pair makes noise when you tap it with metal. Or which gives a signal on your meter when you tap it.

Or, take off the cover; it might be obvious from inside.
Thank you very much..

I did the measure and this is what i found:

Red with Green = 9,5 Kohm

black with White = 9,5 Kohm i got signal in this one!

Original (in the picture above) = 19 kohm

So the Wires i have to use in a Sigle coil way are the Red and Green , right?

I did this draw to show if i can do this in the guitar iīm building:



using a humbucker with 3 Wires and the Vanderberg pup...this way i can have the humbucker and coiltap sounds, right?

please correct me if i'm wrong ...

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