3 pickup wiring help please

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by Rob Williams, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Sounds so easy when you say it! ;):p
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  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Well, maybe I'm off on that, but if I had to wire @DennisC suggestion, it would be a concern to me : since the magnet is common to the 2 coils in the PWT, I wonder how can you manage easily to have the required in-phase, non-humbucking operation of the 2 coils (in order to electrically separate them, one for each T90) with a pickup which was not designed for that at the start... o_O

    If the 2 T90 are RWRP, then it will be OK : you will just have to couple the right PWT coils with the right T90 in order to respect the in-phase, RWRP humbucking operation expected in the serial mode. Otherwise, one of the "serialized" pickup will be out-of phase (special thin sound) or non-humbucking between its two coil.

    Well it's a matter of tests, and after all, maybe the non-humbucking (but compulsorily in-phase) serial association would work fine enough about hum...

    Not easy to explain, I must confess... :oops:

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  3. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    I'd have the same concern. If they're not one normal and one RWRP, it won't work out that simple.

    At TVJ's site I don't find any info on this ... but I'd be a bit surprised if they're not, as this offers hum cancellation in middle position, without sacrificing anything or being more expensive or so, so I don't see any reason not to do it that way.

    If they're both of same winding and polarity, though, a custom-made pickup could be the solution. As many of their pickups are built-to-order anyway, this would only have one downside in needing to buy another pickup.
  4. Runamok

    Runamok Gretschie

    Aug 25, 2017
    USA midwest
    2 switches, binary choices.
    That seems too logical & easy to remember on the user end.

    Though it does seem like literally on-off.
    Is more electrical & logic nuance innvolved?
  5. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    ... did it go well?
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