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I'm coil-tapping my les paul. Ive swapped out the bridge pup with a seymour duncan (4 wires) but I love the sound of the stock neck pup so Im modifying it for coil splitting. Ive got the pickup cover of and Im wondering if its ok to dig through some of the wax on the side of the pickup to get to the wires so that I can do the necesary modification. Heres the site showing exactly what to do for the modification: http://www.1728.com/guitar1a.htm

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If you're only digging the wires out, and don't remove much of the wax I wouldn't worry about it. The wax is to keep the wires from being able to vibrate. I suppose you could use candle wax, but parrafine wax would probably be better. BE CAREFUL getting those wires out! The wire is VERY small and fragile, one slip and cut a piece and you've got a junk pup.

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I'm coil-tapping my les paul. Ive swapped out the bridge pup with a seymour duncan (4 wires) but I love the sound of the stock neck pup so Im modifying it for coil splitting. Ive got the pickup cover of and Im wondering if its ok to dig through some of the wax on the side of the pickup to get to the wires so that I can do the necesary modification. Heres the site showing exactly what to do for the modification: http://www.1728.com/guitar1a.htm

 

 

Sorry this reply is so late, but if I caught you in time....another thing to do is the hairdryer method.

 

Place the pickup over a mound of paper towel, then use a hairdryer to heat the pickup and melt the wax away, so that you can access the wires.

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