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 Post subject: HB question
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:04 pm 
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Just curious are these (00060) easily splitable? meaning 3 or 4 wire harness as opposed to 2, and if so, are they powerful enough to split and still get a good clean signal?


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 Post subject: Re: HB question
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:02 pm 
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This has been discussed previously but I'm happy to repeat this one.

Not only are both leads for both coils brought out to the pads on the back of the pickup, there's a separate shield ground. In other words, you have access to all FIVE connections.

This makes this pickup decidedly more "mod-able" than the standard humbucker which requires disassembly to get to these leads.

You still may want to search the board about this for some other suggestions how to use these connections.


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 Post subject: Re: HB question
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:01 am 
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Thanks Mr Hall. I should have known you guys would do it the best way possible, I see I'm not only one asking this question, I'll do a little searching next time, thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: HB question
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:40 am 
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It's been suggested that splitting the coils of the RIC humbucker does not give a true single coil sound. See the thread entitled "HB1 Coil Splitting" on this topic.


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 Post subject: Re: HB question
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:01 pm 
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yeah I have been checking out that thread, thnx


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 Post subject: Re: HB question
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It's been suggested that splitting the coils of the RIC humbucker does not give a true single coil sound.
I think that was more of a generic statement about humbuckers used this way rather than specific to ours. My experience is that ours isn't too bad as a single coil due to the power of the Samarium-Cobalt magnet. Switch them so the coils are in series (rather than using them singly or in parallel) but not hum-bucking and you'll get a truly kick-ass single coil sound.


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 Post subject: Re: HB question
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:14 am 
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Switch them so the coils are in series (rather than using them singly or in parallel) but not hum-bucking and you'll get a truly kick-ass single coil sound.


You also won't get any volume drop used this way.


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