So I accidentally converted my humbucker into a single coil...

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  1. Ror

    Ror Well-Known Member

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    So I was bored last night and I was screwing with the electronics in my Ibanez Gio, and I accidentally ripped the wires off one of the coils in my neck pickup. It was late, and I didn't feel like firing up the soldering gun, so instead I just taped the two wires together with some electrical tape to complete the circuit. So now my Gio has a single coil neck pickup. IMHO I think it sounds better than it did before (still doesn't sound good, but better than it did :lol:). Pictures:

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  2. Daf57

    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Ah man! Bummer. Yeah, pickup wires are very fragile. At least you think it sounds better so ... happy accident! ;)
     
  3. muffinbutton

    muffinbutton knows the muffin man

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    I saw "accidentally" in the luthier section and though pondman built another guitar.
     
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    Ror Well-Known Member

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    Well I have the equipment and know-how to fix it, I was just lazy, haha
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    well, it was a gio so nothing lost? :)
     
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    tommychains That Guy

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    Silly Ror, that's not how you make a coil tap! :lol:
     
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    Serratus SS.org Regular

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    For the LED guitar in my Avatar pic I did a similar thing - I stripped all the wire from one of the coils of the neck pickup and glued in some blue LEDs that shined across the front of the guitar. But I left the other coil alone so the pickup still worked as a single coil - sounded alright imho
     

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