$1.99 Shipping On USA Orders Over $49.00 - Free USA Shipping Over $75

Humbucker/South Coil/Parallel


(1 review) Write a Review

Product Overview

This guitar wiring modification shows how to use a double pole-double throw (DPDT) on/on/on mini switch to get 3 modes from a humbucker: Standard series humbucker mode, coil tap mode (South coil active) and parallel mode. In humbucker mode, the output will be strong with a smooth attack and a deep tone. In single coil mode, the sound will be slightly lower power with a sharper attack and a brighter tone. In parallel mode, the sound will be vintage output very clean and sparkly Note: Both series and parallel modes will be hum canceling but in single coil mode, the pickup is no longer hum canceling so a small amount of 60Hz hum may be heard.

Click diagram image to open full size version.  Ready to get started? Don't forget the Wire, Solder, Shielding & Supplies to do the job right. Copyright© GuitarElectronics.com LLC. Unauthorized republication is prohibited.

View Humbucker Wire Color Codes for All Brands


(1 review) Write a Review

1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Great diagram.

    Posted by Muli on Jun 14th 2012

    Works like a charm!