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Does middle positon split coils on es 339

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If your volume goes down in the middle position and gets trebly... the pickups are out-of-phase with each other.

 

You will have to rotate the magnet in one of the pickups; unless you like the "Peter Green" tone of out-of-phase.

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Hello,

This is the actual 339 that i have  (above) and I wanted to ask if anybody knows if these “57 “pick ups in this guitar or four wire or two wire.

 

 I was told you could only split the coils on the Gibson 57 four wire pick ups but I’ve also read that the four wire pick ups are only sold in the aftermarket .

 

thanks

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Yes only four wire pickups can be split, but it will have to be soldered to a push/pull-pot or other type of switch.  I'm almost certain your pickups are two wire. Easy way to find out is to take off the backplate to your pots, and see for yourself.

If the middle position is very thin sounding, it could be as mentioned above, that the pickups are out of phase. In that case, somebody probably did a mod as if it had that feature from factory, it would have been listed from the factory. Could it be a dodgy solder point?

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Hello,

This is the actual 339 that i have  (above) and I wanted to ask if anybody knows if these “57 “pick ups in this guitar or four wire or two wire.

 

 I was told you could only split the coils on the Gibson 57 four wire pick ups but I’ve also read that the four wire pick ups are only sold in the aftermarket .

 

thanks

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Its almost the same model as mine also. Though mine has only only 2 master control knobs. Otherwise its the same animal.

I played it last  night. Middle position seems fine to me and sounds the way I would expect it to. For the record, I don't use a lot of gain, nor FX.

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