Installation and Tech Tips

I can’t find the correct wiring diagram for my guitar
If you have checked here and still can’t find the right wiring diagram we recommend checking out, a great... More

Why would I need to flip a pickups magnet?
The two most common reasons are to make different manufacturers' pickups phase compatible and also it is necessary in order to get PRS 5 way... More

Why do some STK-S4 pickups have a small resistor on the bottom, while some do not?
At the end of the production process, all STK-S4 pickups are fine tuned for hum-canceling. Each pickup is essentially 'injected' with hum, a... More

What’s the difference between Active & Passive Tone Circuits?
The difference between the two preamps is the value of some of the components. If you use the wrong one, you may experience limited range in... More

What is the proper height for a pup?
A good starting point for the distance from the bridge pickup to the strings is 3/32 of an inch. The neck pickup can be set to provide a goo... More

What is the Jimmy Page wiring?
The Jimmy Page wiring is a fairly complicated switching system made famous by Jimmy Page and was later used in Gibson's line of Jimmy Page L... More

What is coil splitting?
Coil splitting refers to the ability to disable one coil in a humbucker-type pickup. This offers the player option of getting a single coil-... More

What is a coil tap?
A coil tap refers to a lead connected to an individual coil's winding and is used to raise and lower a pickup's output and change its tone. ... More

What is Scatter Winding and how does it affect tone and output?
First, let's define some terms. "Machine Winding" - a machine spins the bobbin and moves back and forth at a regular pace, distributing the... More

What do in phase and out of phase mean?
Phase refers to the relationship of two sine waves (signals) to each other. If both signals are at their highest peak (+) at the same time t... More