I have an old Marlin strat which has a rails type humbucker, with two single coils. The 'bucker also has a switch to split the coils.
I think this should be in the Pickup lounge, but for some reason I can't post in there...?
I got some genuine Fender single coils and fitted them last night in place of the ones already there. I kept all the wiring the same, so everything would work as it already did, just with better quality pickups.
Now, everything works fine, EXCEPT position 4 (i.e. neck and middle pup combined). For some reason, in that position the sound becomes really thin and, well, "plinky" for want of a better word. The neck and middle on their own both sound nice and full, with nice sustain, so I'm surprised they sound so poor in combination.
Anyone got any ideas why this would be happening? Was I supposed to turn the middle pup the other way round (I assumed they were both supposed to fit with the "pointy bit" on the base facing towards the bridge).