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Coil tapped Les Paul or SG?


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Have any of you tried a coil-tapped Les Paul or SG? When the humbucker is reduced to a single coil by pulling up on the knob. With the prices of the SG Standard now and the new Gary Moore BFG, I'd like to try one out . I would like the option of having a single coil sound that is remotely comparable with a Stratocaster-type guitar. I had a Nighthawk and the coil-tap wasn't too bad. I actually could've used that rather than a Strat in a lot of situations. Any information or experience will be appreciated. Thanks.

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My R9 is coil-tapped. I installed 4-conductor Seymour Duncan '59s just so I could have all the wonderful Page-style push/pull options. It tries to sound like a strat (or whatever single-coil), but doesn't quite pull it off. If you add some effects (chorus, delay) it is not too bad. My PRS also has coil-tap. While this option is great for versatility, the volume, and more importantly, the tone seems to lack once you pull that knob.

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My 78 Les Paul is wired to cut (tap) the coils on each pup. I also have the tone controls set up with push/pull pots. One is for in/out of phase and the other is both pups in series/parallel.

 

Great versitility with the sounds. Not as spanky as a strat but for the small investment it's a good mod.

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In series circuits If one thing breaks all of the other devices break.

 

so if a battery is powering three lightbulbs in series and ones fuse breaks all of them lose power.

series.jpg

 

In a paralell circuit if one blows the others stay lit because they both connect to the power sources on either side (negative and positive).

 

parallel.jpg

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_and_parallel_circuits

 

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_7/1.html

 

http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Electricity/seriesparallelcircuits.htm

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In series circuits If one thing breaks all of the other devices break.

 

so if a battery is powering three lightbulbs in series and ones fuse breaks all of them lose power.

series.jpg

 

In a paralell circuit if one blows the others stay lit because they both connect to the power sources on either side (negative and positive).

 

parallel.jpg

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_and_parallel_circuits

 

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_7/1.html

 

http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Electricity/seriesparallelcircuits.htm

 

Now to apply that to the guitar in series the pups are playing together (in the middle switch position) and gives an increase in power. While in series the current is divided between 2 circuits (sort of but not really) and the output (power) is lower er... actually normal.

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