Coil-splitting/Magnaflux replacement pickups?

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Coil-splitting/Magnaflux replacement pickups?

Post by JoeWalsh on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:33 pm

Where can I find pickups similar to the Magnaflux ones on a 1985 Spectrum LX? I know pretty much nothing about coil splitting/tapping. Don't pickups need to be specially configured to allow this? Would it be easy enough to modify some normal humbuckers for coil splitting?

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Re: Coil-splitting/Magnaflux replacement pickups?

Post by Barry on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:02 pm

JoeWalsh wrote:Where can I find pickups similar to the Magnaflux ones on a 1985 Spectrum LX? I know pretty much nothing about coil splitting/tapping. Don't pickups need to be specially configured to allow this? Would it be easy enough to modify some normal humbuckers for coil splitting?
Hi "Joe". Back in the day, coil splitting a humbucker was something different, even revolutionary, and Uncle Mats was one of the leading promoters of this option. These days it seems to be almost the norm. Almost all modern humbucker designs allow for this use. In essence you need a 4-wire lead, plus the push-pull pot (or mini-toggle switch).

Assuming you still have the original pots all you need is the pup, and this schematic:
Spectrum LX wiring

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