What is a coil tap?

Posted on by sltwtr

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. This is most often utilized on single coil pickups where the player wants a higher output pickup but also wants to be able to switch to a lower output and more vintage-type tone using the same pickup. Many of our pickups for Strat® and Tele® are available in tapped versions. In addition, you can special order a “Shop Floor Custom” tapped version of any other pickup through your favorite dealer.

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