Post by DirectionalShear on Mar 16, 2007 21:22:41 GMT -7
Am having my first Tele built as I have mentioned (one piece Swamp Ash w Rosewood fingerboard) - intent is to have this as a blues/rock machine (will be following up with an Esquire - maybe even with a Maple fretboard - that will be my Twang machine).
This will have an Lollar Imperial Humbucker in the neck and a T Special in the bridge (these T Special Bridge pickups come RWRP).
Spoke briefly with Jason Lollar today and he said I basically have two choices for wiring with the 4-lead Imperial and a 5-way switch:
With a Split Coil Humbucker (reverse wound Humbucker):
I didn't want to waste too much of Jason's time but IIRC he said one of the series or parallel would sound thicker with more bottom end. Strikes me that the Split Coil option may be more versatile.
We decided I would do some research over the weekend and let him know Monday so I would really appreciate further opinions on how either of these options would sound.
I am certainly also open to hearing about any other suggestions for wiring with a 4-wire lead and a 5 way switch that anyone may have.
Currently Z-less (unfortunately) - would love a Stang Ray and a Z Wreck (and someone to carry them!)
Nash S-64 (Shoreline Gold) will Lollars (RWRP middle pickup)
2007 R8 Chambered with Sheptones
Bunch of Frankenstein Guitar Works pieces (Tele Custom, Esquire, Strat, and sort of a Jazz Bass)
Option 1 will be more useable I think. BTW...2 pickups in series is a fuller, slightly hotter sound. The 4 way Curt mentioned works well with a traditional 2 single coils tele setup...the 4th pos puts the 2 in series for more of a humbucker sound/feel.
I am doing the same with my Tele, only with the SD 59 on the neck and SD tele pickup on the bridge. Did lots of thinking on this one and after hearing a friend of mine's tele wired as your option 1, decided to go that way. The coil split will drop your volume quite a bit, but that may not be a problem. Note that you need one of those super switches. A standard 5-way won't cut it. I haven't done the wiring yet, because - you guessed it - I am waiting for the super switch...
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