8 String Single Pickup

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  1. Gregadethhh

    Gregadethhh Guitar Padawan

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    Just purely out of curiosity are there ANY coil tapped or single pickup 8 strings?
     
  2. Valennic

    Valennic Many Fingers

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    You can coil tap just about any 8 string humbucker, but afaik, you'd have to go custom for single coils on an 8.
     
  3. Gregadethhh

    Gregadethhh Guitar Padawan

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    I've got my PAF8's 'tapped in my RGA8 just wondering if anyone else has
     
  4. mphsc

    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Bigfan sixstringer

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    MFB ExBendable

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    Normally when someone says "one pickup" we do mean one humbucker so it's not necessarily wrong and I don't think any guitar has A singlecoil and nothing else
     
  7. mphsc

    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    :nuts: / :lol:

    :yesway:
     
  8. Brohoodofsteel75

    Brohoodofsteel75 SS.org Regular

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    Well, you can try a single coil 8 string lap steel, otherwise it's just custom.
     
  9. Setnakt

    Setnakt il Brutto

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    Doesn't Lundgren make 8 string single coils?
     
  10. The Grief Hole

    The Grief Hole SS.org Regular

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    Doesn't the new Munky sig have a single pick up in the neck position?
     
  11. toecutter

    toecutter SS.org Regular

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    I have both d-activators tapped on my rga8
     
  12. helferlain

    helferlain D.I.Y. autodidact

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    Hi,

    I was also looking for 8-string single coil pickups, but there where no stock solutions. For a real 8-string single coil pickup you have to go the custom shop way or d.i.y.

    You can also tweak your humbucker PUs to get a close-to-single-coil sound. I did this to my Agile Intrepid a few months ago:

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/pi...od-split-passive-mods-active-buffer-mods.html

    At the moment I have 4 sounds out of my 2 cepheus pickups:
    - bridge humbucker (standard bridge pu)
    - telecaster twang style (the inner coils of both pu in serial)
    - neck single coil (with humbucking effect for AC hum)
    - combination of bridge humbucker and neck single coil

    This may not be a true single coil but it goes a long way in that direction and it costs only about 10 $ / €. And perhaps the same amount of hours to understand the technical background.

    As you can see I have no use for the standard neck humbucker but of course it would be still available to set up.

    Since a few weeks I'm using a POD HD 500, maybe I should add some new sound samples. Espacially the "single coil" setup enables some piezo-like sounds on the POD...
     
  13. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Yes, but it's a seven string.
     
  14. Gregadethhh

    Gregadethhh Guitar Padawan

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    I have a similar setup with the PAF8's in my RGA8, really love the inner coil Petrucci type sound
     
  15. EOT

    EOT I pull over 500 lbs.

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    single pickup and coil tapped.
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  16. charlieshreds

    charlieshreds SS.org Regular

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    I think carvin would make one but they upcharge for one pickup.If were talking single humbucker.
     

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