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01-11-2017 04:06 PM
Takin' a Ride
Re: Spank/Quack from old IBZUSA stacked humbuckers

I built a Warmoth Strat and went with DiMarzio "Area" pickups. I was really annoyed that they list them as 4-wire but they come from the factory with the black and white wires cut way up at the pickup and soldered together. Really irritating. Had to add my own wires to get the quack positions.

One thing I considered was using a reverse wound true single in the middle like a True Velvet. I don't use the middle at all except for split coil sounds.
01-08-2017 09:45 PM
ashbass
Spank/Quack from old IBZUSA stacked humbuckers

Ok, those pickups were stacked humbuckers I know. And dimarzio did a good job of getting close to a single coil, but I was disappointed that they didn't spank in the neck and middle and the middle and bridge positions. Well, they were humbuckers.

Recently I got another blue burst and got around to rewiring it. Underneath the stacked humbuckers is a pair of black wires connected with a little bit of cloth tape. Humbucker modders will know this and the connection between the two coils of the humbucker pickup. They also know that if you ground that connection, you'll only get one coil. This is know as splitting the pickup.

So I did that with a push/pull switch and split those stacked HBs. There was more volume and the spanky quack of a strat was there. So try it, tone fans.

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